Monday, January 15, 2018

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:24-26

 Don’t you know that all the runners in the stadium run, but only one gets the prize? So run to win.  Everyone who competes practices self-discipline in everything. The runners do this to get a crown of leaves that shrivel up and die, but we do it to receive a crown that never dies. So now this is how I run—not without a clear goal in sight. I fight like a boxer in the ring, not like someone who is shadowboxing. CEB

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Journal Entry #23: When I'm hurt...

Abba, I have been hurt and sad a lot this year. Many things have come to my attention, I have been lied to and talked about by people. I'm heartbroken by the way people have treated me. Abba, forgive me because I tend to treat people the way they treat me. But I know I should show respect to all people and see them as You see them (with love).
5/17/2011


During my high school and undergraduate years, I was put in circumstances that challenged me to forgive others. I have been taken advantage of, rejected, teased, seen abuse. When I was hurt, I wanted revenge, sometimes I would isolate myself, or lie to myself about being okay. I have learned since my younger years, positive ways to handle hurt. I would first admit, the pain I was feeling. Then, I asked God to help me forgive and love the person. And lastly, I began praying for the person and my own heart. The Lord has met me while I was in pain and I am sure He will meet you in your own pain and struggles. 



Quote:
“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” 




Question 

What are positive and negative responses you have had when someone hurt you? 
What do you think are the best ways to handle hurt?


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