Coming to you my friend from my own place of hurt, pleading with you to let it go. Whatever offense that has caused you your deepest hurt, let it go. Whatever disappointment that has caused you to be walled in, defensive & awaiting the next disappointment, let it go. I know all too well the deep pain that one can often experience, and sometimes even at the hands of those we love the most. It damages on a deeper level and leaves you even questioning if God was protecting you in the first place. It can make you even shy away from Him, due to you tying your negative experiences to Him and His will for your life.
But let me be sure to clear this one thing up. God is not tied to your experiences in Him. He is not tied to the church and their lack of good care of you. And He is most definitely not tied to the careless and selfish acts and offenses of His children that proclaim His name. He is, in fact completely and utterly tied to The word and what it says about Him. And the word, that is in fact God-breathed, says that He is a protector of His people. The word also tells us that He binds up the wounds of the brokenhearted and heals them. This in itself is enough for me, a woman has been hurt so many times, that my best bet is to trust in Him and not myself. I’ve come to realize that not trusting God through our hurt and disappointments doesn’t take away the hurt that we will experience in life, it just takes away the hope that we can have in moving past it. So, I’ve decided that my best bet is to trust and lean on Him. I can’t protect myself and my heart the way that He can and I surely could never bring the healing that my Holy and perfect Father can. So with that, I invite you to do the same. We make horrible gods and judges as people, so our best bet is to trust in The One who has a track record of being faithful through the ages.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.