Six Things to Remember When You Were Hurt by the Church


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  1. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
    Genesis 50:19‭-‬21 KJV
    I love these verses recorded of Joseph’s response to his brothers. In my short life I have watched responses from both sides. One side says that you are not worthy of our church, the other nurses the wounds they are receiving. My husband is a wise man and will not allow me to nurse the wounds I receive from others. He tells me to be like Jesus and we are going to live our lives in spite of what mean things others say. I was so blessed just before we moved, someone that had said the cruelest things when we moved to MT came and told Denny he was wrong. If we would have fled the church when we had those wounds, we would be totally at a different place. But God wanted to use those to refine us. Joseph was hurt more in life by his brothers than any church has hurt anyone. His response to them staggers me, but is a challenge to go out of my way to be kind and go the second mile for those whom I feel have hurt me.

    1. Yes!! So very true, Dorcas! God uses hard times to refine us and grow us closer to Him if we allow it! I thought my friend said it so well in this article to let the things we face (and we all face things in this life that can be hard at time!) make us run to the arms of our Heavenly Father and let HIS love be what fills us! Thank you for sharing those verses! 💗

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