Let God love the hurt away

By: Lisa Wilmore

My Christian Friends,

God loves and cares for us so much! Even when we are hurting, He loves us. He said in His Word that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Remarkably, He holds to His promise. Due to the fact that we can stand on His Word and be certain of His promise, other methods of easing hurts and pains should never be considered or used.

While listening to a particular sermon on my electronic device, the preacher testified of his indulging in drinking after the loss of his father. He mentioned that he would need a drink when he got up and then a drink when he lay down to rest. He mentioned that it had become so bad until that was all he could think about. Ultimately, the hurt of losing his father had overwhelmed him. His choice was to allow the contents of the bottle to love the hurt away rather than allowing God to love the hurt away.

Before we stand in the judgment seat of this brother, we must understand that it could happen to us. The hurt could be so deep until we may find ourselves looking for something to love the hurt away. Whether it is drinking intoxicated beverages, use of controlled substances, overeating, sexual immorality, etc., it will never take the place of God’s ability and desire to love our hurt away.

.As I ponder on the biblical account of Job, noted in the Word of God, I stand in Awe of God’s sovereignty (authority, power). God has full control over our lives. Even though the enemy strips us of things of this world, God is always there to love the hurt away. Although Job was experiencing physical pain as well as heartache over the loss of his family, possessions, and friends who thought he was guilty, he never cursed God. As a result of Job’s faithfulness, God blessed the latter end of Job more than the beginning (Job 42:12a).

Dear hearts, things in our lives may become dark and shady. However, we must remember that God is always present, waiting to bless us after our tests. Job’s life should help us understand the importance of drawing strength from God rather than temporary satisfaction the world has to offer.

We may recall a time in our lives when we have had to turn from “our way” of massaging our hurt to letting God love the hurt away”. Accordingly, we must encourage those around us who are in search of healing the hurt to do the same.