North Side Daily Devotional

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hurt…It’s Personal

Psalm 3:1-5
Hurt is the first emotion we'll discuss because it is the most frequently experienced painful emotion and because, if not properly managed, it can lead to other painful emotions such as anger, fear, and condemnation.
Emotions” may reflect what we term our “soul”.
Dysfunctional families carry a lot of unresolved hurt.  
If God cannot restore hurt, then no relationship can thrive or possibly even last.  
  1. I. The Characteristics of Hurt
Hurt is Inevitable
  • The very nature of fallen man means that we will at some time fail one another.
  • To choose to love others is to choose to hurt
Hurt is Personal.
  • People don’t always hurt us because they want to.
  • The harboring of hurt is like a cancer
Hurt is Heart-felt.
  • You always hurt the ONES WHO LOVE YOU.
  1. II. The Dangers of Unresolved Hurt
The Danger of Emotional Imprisonment by Hurt
  • Ruminating - to go over in the mind repeatedly
The Danger of Becoming Your Hurt
  • This is assuming a victim stance or martyr attitude.  Whiner
The Danger of Closing Your Heart to Avoid Hurt 
  • Losing vulnerability to avoid pain is not a healthy option. 
  1. III. The Rebuilding of a Hurt Heart
Confess its Control 
Realize its Consequences 
Refuse its Continuance
The Antidotes for Hurt
  • ComfortPs 147:3
  • Forgiveness2 Cor. 2:6-7

Remember God’s Power - Joseph

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