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Hurt or Offended? – Encouragement for Today – December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020Hurt or Offended?NICKI KOZIARZ Lee en espaolA persons wisdom yields patience; it is to ones glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 (NIV) In a weeks time, three separate things happened that left me feeling emotionally challenged.First, someone made a false assumption about our family and shared it with some leaders who confronted us.... Read more

Why Do People Choose to Hurt Themselves?

Throughout my life, Ive encountered this question a number of timesin a soft tone, as if to not be overheard:Why do people choose to hurt themselves?The question is asked with genuine curiosity, yet there is an underlying discomfort and confusion. Topics such as self-harm and suicide are taboo in todays cultureso taboo that those who... Read more

3 Reasons We Believe the Lies That Hurt Us

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Most of us start believing lies about ourselves in childhood, when that friend, parent, or sibling treats us a certain way that leaves us believing we are not accepted, loved, or worthy enough. Perhaps someone you trusted spoke words of discouragement over you, and those words became the truth you... Read more

When to Tell a Friend How They Hurt You

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19-20)Oh, how careful we must be when reacting to hurt. Quick to listen, and slow to speak. The most important... Read more

Will My Fears Hurt My Child’s Faith?

Most parents know, kids learn as much through observation as through active teaching, if not more. Weve probably all watched a child mimic how one parent sits, stands, or walks, or heard them repeat phrases weve spoken word for word. We might celebrate this tendency when modeling loving relationships and a close connection with Christ.... Read more

Report says Christians hurt by Pakistans COVID-19 restrictions – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — A new study shows how badly believers have been affected in Pakistan under COVID-19 restrictions. Read our global coronavirus coverage here. A coalition of ministries and local churches conducted the study this summer and recently published its findings. MNN is withholding the results from this article for security purposes. Jonathan*, a Christian... Read more

Hurts That Hurt: A Litany for Surviving Trauma and Finding Help for Healing

Recently, the litany bookRally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justicewas released by Fresh Air Books. Red Letter Christians is thrilled to share that it was compiled and edited by RLC editor and content coordinator Britney Winn Lee, contributed to by multiple RLC writers (including our interim executive director Elaina Ramsey), and foreword-written by... Read more

Yes, Biden could ‘hurt God’, but not in the way Trump thinks

(Photo: CNN)I was tempted to laugh when I heard that President Trump had told an audience in Ohio that the Democratic runner Joe Biden would 'hurt God' if he replaced him as President. It seems such a preposterous thing to say, given the gulf that exists between 'the created' and 'The Creator'. The thought of any... Read more

Now Kanye Is Indicating That He’s Just Running to Hurt Biden’s Chances | RELEVANT Magazine

There’s been no shortage of speculation about the bizarre, sometimes troubling presidential campaign Kanye West is mounting for 2020. From lengthy, freewheeling rants to some strange policy proposals to very public tension with his wife Kim Kardashian-West, the West 2020 bid has been a media free-for-all, sparking conversations about mental health and celebrity. And... Read more

God Can Heal Ancient Hurt | by Max Lucado

God moves us forward by healing our past! Can he really? Can God heal this ancient hurt in my heart? Of course He can. In fact, God cares about justice more than we do. Were reminded in Romans 12:17-19, Never pay back evil for evilnever avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for He has said... Read more

Lets Talk: Overcoming Church Hurt – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Jasmine Holmes: Hello and welcome to, Let’s Talk, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network, where we seek to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. My name is Jasmine Holmes and I’m... Read more

Where is God When I Hurt? | Devotional by Max Lucado

The Bible says in Romans 8:28 that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. Do this simple exercise. Remove the word ‘everything’ and replace it with the symbol of your tragedy. How would Romans 8:28 read in your life? In hospital stays God works for the good.In divorce papers God... Read more

Therapeutic from Pastoral Harm for the Lengthy Haul

[ad_1] Acts 29: Church buildings Planting Church buildings It took me a very long time to comprehend how wounded I used to be from planting our church. Opening up my life, house, and church to be repeatedly taken benefit of was painful. It damage to listen to that folks I’d spent hours counseling, shedding tears... Read more

He Can Heal the Harm | Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] Create in me a pure coronary heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit inside me. Psalm 51:10 Grudge is a type of phrases that defines itself. Its very sound betrays its which means. Say it slowly: Grr-uuuud-ge. It begins with a growl. Grr Like a bear with dangerous breath popping out of hibernation... Read more

How Pastors Can Get Damage Individuals Again on Mission

[ad_1] In our church-planting journey, a lot of our early attenders recognized themselves as wounded individuals. They stumbled by our doorways like triage sufferers in want of intensive care. I recall one couple saying, That is our final strive at church. It appeared like our preliminary season of church planting centered extra on getting our... Read more

No Compassion youngsters harm by Haiti protests – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Haiti (MNN) — Protests proceed in Haiti as demonstrators name for the Presidents ouster. 1000's rallied within the streets final week and several other individuals died. The next updates got here from UN officers yesterday in a every day press briefing: Our colleagues report that the well being sector might be essentially the most... Read more