Have you ever had your feelings hurt? Have your emotions ever been severely wounded? If you are living on planet earth and engaging with your fellow man, surely the answer is yes. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship or perfect people. If you get involved with people, sooner or later, you are going to get hurt. It’s an unpleasant fact of life. The good news is you don’t have to stay hurt. So how do you overcome hurt feelings? God’s way is the only way that really works.
Consider this Spirit-inspired wisdom:
When the feeling of hurt arises, the spirit of offense comes on the scene to fortify the pain, tempting you to hold on to the grudge in your heart. Therefore, the proper response to emotional pain of the soul is always an immediate confession of forgiveness from the heart. The alternative to forgiveness from the heart is the ongoing torment of the soul. So if you want to be free from your hurts and wounds, take thoughts of forgiveness, meditate on them and confess them rather than taking thoughts of the hurt, meditating on them and confessing them. This is God’s way—and it’s the only way that brings true healing. And, while you are at it, pray for those who have hurt you. This process will cleanse your heart and renew your mind. And you will walk free from the pain of your past.
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Click here to read another article on this topic, entitled What to Do When You Get Hurt in Church.