We encounter hurtful stuff all the time. Most the time we let is slide off and move on without much thought. What if that slide at the bottom is a pile of little things adding up like a decomposing landfill. The size of a landfill pile determines the rate that things decompose. I personally think decomposing trash is stinky and gross, I would rather not have that hanging out in my soul.
When I encounter hurt caused from an awareness of being unloved or cared for by someone more focused on themselves it rips by heart wide open. I usually am not one to just let it slide off. I want to do something about it!
It is the reason we get nasty attitudes or hard hearted. We let the piles of hurt rise or we do what I have done many times in my life and that is stitch our own hearts with needles of “never again” and threads of steel protection. Neither works very well. Thank You Papa God for being a heart mender, who stitches me back together with a needles of kindness and the threads of joy.
So how do we get over stuff like that?
Like the old hymn What a friend we have in Jesus says “ take it to the Lord in prayer.”
Psalm 34:18 the Lord is near to the broken hearted.
A friend of mine named Venus once said to me “ Girl, don’t you know that all it takes for you to become aware of being with the Lord is to close your eyes and you are with Him.
2Cor 6: 16b
For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
HE IS OUR REFUGE! WE ARE HIS TEMPLE!
Sadly, we don’t close our eyes instead we keep looking to the world to love us.
Ps – nothing out there will mend you. Sit with your Papa instead. Take every little thing to Him. Keep from having a stinky pile and hard steel heart.
My daughter wrote a song that touches well on this topic. May we remember who we belong to: