“It’s me, it’s me, it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer. Not my father, not my mother, but it’s ME oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer.”
That was one of the first songs I learned as a baby Christian. The purpose of that song caused a believer to be honest with God as well as him/herself and say, “I’ve got to stop blaming everyone else. I’ve got to stop pointing the finger at others and take a look at ME! I need to look at the man in the mirror!” I often wonder how long we’re going to make excuses for our behavior. How long are we going to keep placing the blame on everyone else? How many years is it going to take us to “get over it?” I get it. You’ve been hurt. WE ALL HAVE! But, as I stated in my blog post on January 31, “you do have the right to be hurt, but it’s YOUR responsibility to get healed from it!” It’s been years since we’ve been “hurt” and we still harbor this “hurt” from people that we refuse to disconnect from.
Spouses hurt one another. Friends hurt one another. Parents hurt children. Children hurt parents. Pastors hurt members and members hurt Pastors. Brothers and sisters, that’s life. It’s going to happen. And, let’s be honest, we’ve hurt people too! It happens all over. And yes, it happens in church as well. One of my friends said this: “Church hurt is real. But so is healing & deliverance!!! Yes, it happened. Yes, they were wrong. Now what do you do? You can hold on to that hurt for the rest of your life… or you can get free! Don’t carry any unnecessary baggage in life that can be discarded!”
Take a look in THE MIRROR. “You can either stay broken, or be made whole!” The choice is yours.
Father God, please heal us. Heal our hearts. Heal our spirits. We give you our cares. We cast them all on you because your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Allow your love to drench us. Mend relationships. Restore kingdom connections. We give it all to you Father. Make us whole. In Jesus’ name, Amen.