HOW TO GET OVER DEEP HURT
I Corinthians 13:5
The Good News translation says:
"Love does not keep a record of wrongs."
Some of us, when it comes to personal conflict, are like
elephants, we never forget. But the Bible says:
"Love does not hold grudges, it keeps no record of wrongs."
It has been said that the mind, man's brain, is like a hugh
computer. Though some have estimated that we use less than ten
percent of our brain's capacity, many of us store up in reserve
by files with specific names, dates, and addresses and telephone
numbers, the pain of yesterday's personal blows. The bottom
line is for many of us that resentment is a crippler to many of
our relationships. Webster's Dictionary defines "resentment" as
"strong anger" or displeasure, a deep sense of injury. The word
"grudge" is also a word that is used in that same context. A
grudge is a secret malice or ill will, an old dislike or
It is unfortunate, but the bottom line is simply this: people
hurt each other. That's a fact of life and if you are going to
live, you are going to be hurt and you are going to hurt others,
though it may not be intentional both to receive the hurt, nor
to deal it out. Because we are flesh and blood and often very
self-centered, we must learn how to deal with that pain from
people. How you handle your hurt will for the most part
determine your happiness, your residence, your profession, your
partner for the rest of your life. If you choose to hold on to
the deep hurts of life, they will inevitably turn into
resentment and resentment is a destroyer of relationships.
I have often heard the phrase, "I just don't love my ...
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