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Why We Get Hurt (Trust In Jesus!)
~How often have we heard (or ourselves muttered) something to the effect of "Why is it that people that we love are always the one's who hurt us so badly". Need I state the obvious? This almost always refers to a mental, emotional, or "heart" hurt, break-ups, broken trust, and things of that nature. So the answer is easy, I mean how can a stranger that we don't know, or someone vague that we have no love or feeling for, no commitment to, and nothing personally vested in "hurt us"- emotionally, mentally, or at any form of "heart" level? There's that old saying about "if your heart isn't in it", I mean if your not "in it to win it" or committed to it (or "them") what's at stake?
~The point is if we don't "love" something it is much harder for that someone or something to hurt us, please note that I'm speaking on an emotional scale here, we're talking about heartache type things. Physical "hurt" is different, pretty much anyone or anything can hurt us physically, if someone hits you in the head with a rock, it's gonna hurt whether you "love" them or not, although, if it is someone you love you'll surely feel emotional pain as well, as you wouldn't expect someone you love (and assume loves you back) to physically harm you. Do you see where this is going?
~The Bible, Gods Word clearly tells us not to be "Lovers of this world or the things in it" BANG! A huge chamber of your mind should have just blown open! (LOL). I've seen people experience genuine & often serious emotional pain, hurt, & suffering for everything from a teams loss (usually in "the big game") to seemingly more reasonable things such as a home, job / career, relationship, and so many other "earthly things". It takes a moment to grasp the true depth & fullness of what I'm saying, but, simply put, there are things eternal, and all the rest is "bunk". We are told to set our eyes on Jesus, told to not be consumed by the things of this world. How many could truly go through a "Job" experience in today's world and praise God in Christ?
~The point that we need to see is that when we "love" the world, and the things of it, we have allowed those things to take up space in our hearts, minds, & spirits. We often think of being "hurt" by "loved ones" in the sphere of people, but so often in life it is just as well the "things" we love that bring us hurt. How many seemed "devastated" with the election results, a "love & commitment" for a certain earthly "thing" didn't play out the way they had hoped and it "hurt" them. This would have been true for a percentage of people no matter who won / lost. At the same time, those on the "winners" side are "pumped" based off the results, but is that indeed where human joy should come from? This is no different than a sporting event, the Super Bowl comes to mind, as I've seen people either elated or devastated by the results of that game in various years. Sadly, for many professing Christians I've seen a greater joy & passion pour forth over "their" teams Bowl victory then I have ever seen exuded by them for anything of God in Christ. I'll sadly have to add myself to that list in times past.
~We can try to minimize the reality of this, but it's undeniably true, far to true, and likely, true for all of us. We have "grasped on" to varying 'things of this world" for our source of joy, contentment, comfort, and even often security. Back in 2008 when the market took a huge nose dive, many I knew were "devastated" at the hit that their retirement & savings took. For some people in the world it lead to suicide, we have to admit that their "love" for that "thing" had brought their ruin & demise. "Love" of anything makes us susceptible to hurt & pain, so it only stands to reason that "loss", of what we love leads to hurt & pain. I'll grant that some loss can be so debilitating that it will lead to physical pain along with the mental & emotional, but it's still born out of the initial "heartache".
~A big part of love is trust. So, when we love someone or something, we often "trust" in that (person, place, or thing). We care about them or it, valuing opinion, insight, & activity as it will have a deep rooted connection to us, actually, better put is "we" have a deeply rooted connection to them (one which "we" have allowed to grow & form). The reality is that they / it may have little or no connection or feelings for "us". So, no matter how enamored "we" are with something or someone, they / it may not care one iota about us.
Are you ready? This is what it has all led to my friends. This is what happens to us as Christians when "we" are in love with the world and the things of it! It (the world) could truly care less about us, we are in a one sided relationship that is going to let us down, hurt us, disappoint us, and maybe even kill us if we give it the chance. This is why God's Word tells us to "Set our hearts & minds on things above"! God knows us, and He knows us well, this world will chew us up, spit us out, and not think twice about it. However, it is only able to do this because "we"... "love"... "it".. SO.. darn much. >This is the ultimate "Let go & let God" moment, to "Let go of the world and it's ways and to LET GOD Rule YOUR Heart, Mind, & Spirit". This means your time, days, & ways, along with your adoration for earthly, worldly, & material things. Plain & simple, they are not why your here, period! What you can take with you when you die, and what other people can take with them is ALL "you" need to be concerned about. The Bible tells us not to even be concerned about what we will eat or drink for God cares for the birds, and even... (get this!) the WEEDS! (paraphrase). Wow
Peace peeps, have a blessed day, be that blessing and be what God called you to, not what the world attempts to define you as. Love!
To God be the praise and glory! In Jesus’ name I send out this teaching and ask that the Word bless and heal all who read or hear it.
God bless you all.
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