It always hurts more when you are already hurt doesn’t it? When you are already wounded every little thing stings twice as much. If you arm is broken and somebody just brushes it slightly the pain sends stars shooting. And we wonder why the world overreacts the way it does. We wonder why people explode. Could it all be just selfishness? Are they all just crazy?

But I ask of you… who has not been hurt?

And when you are under pressure? Be it economic, job related or a family problem — isn’t your fuse just so short sometimes? So you rush the red light or push rudely ahead while someone thinks, “What’s their problem?” as you pass by.

At home it might be the worst. We reserve all our aggression and frustration or deafening silence for the place we feel safe, where we know we can get away with it.  We save the worst for those that deserve our best. We seek solace in substances or a hobby that receives more affection and attention than our own flesh and blood. We entrench ourselves in our wounds and the blood runs freely.

In faith we find the answer. In Jesus we find healing. No, He will not wave a magic wand and sweep your problems away. But He will reveal His glory to you if you ask and trust. He will show you the meaning to it all, and His healing is eternal.

The world is wounded and it shows more and more every day. We scurry around looking for answers in all the wrong places. Be quiet. Be still. Lift your eyes up to heaven and believe.

His blood ran freely for you. He saved the best for you.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

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9 comments on “Hurt

  1. Wow, amazing post Vince. Very well said and so true.

    ‘When you are already wounded every little thing stings twice as much.’

    Couldn’t agree more.

    ‘We save the worst for those that deserve our best.’

    Preach on!

    You really nailed it here. Turning to the LORD really is the only way to go. We are always going to disappoint and hurt others, whether we mean to or not…and vice versa. We’re just not capable of giving perfect love. But God is. Thanks so much for this post.

    • Vince Chough says:

      Brian – As a dad I knew you would identify. I tell my sons, “Don’t look to me for perfection. There will be times when I let you down.” Bless you brother!

  2. jamie says:

    I can’t help but wonder if we looked at the world like this would we be more compassionate and judge it less?

  3. Jason says:

    I heard a great quote from GK Chesterton today that I think somehow relates to this post…He was asked what he thought was wrong with the world…His answer was two words, three whole letters…”I am” God bless you!

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