Even When It Hurts – Beloved Women – June 12, 2023
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” - Romans 12:12 ESV
Sometimes, life really hurts. There are times when you hurt in ways that you didn't even know was possible. You may be experiencing a loss that has rocked you to your core. Maybe you’re going through a betrayal that has left your heart broken so much that you doubt you'll ever recover. When faced with such tragedy, it can be hard to feel hopeful or even “feel” at all.
Yet, today, I feel overwhelmingly compelled to remind you to keep going even when it hurts.
Pray, even when it hurts. Trust God, even when it hurts. Believe for a better day, even when it hurts. Forgive, even when it hurts. Live, even when it hurts.
I want to encourage you that God is still with you through it all. Make a choice to seek Him for the peace that will be needed to help you through this, even when it hurts.
Dear Jesus, help me to seek you in the midst of my trial. Give me peace through every storm. Lord, I thank you for being with me through it all and giving me the courage to keep going. I trust you to carry me through this. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Do you trust God in the midst of tragedy?
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Originally published Monday, 12 June 2023.