Sometimes, church can hurt.
Because there are humans in it.
Even when believers come together for a common cause like following Jesus, we can hurt one another.
It’s not always intentional, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less.
I’ve been on both sides of the equation, I’m human, and I’m growing. Forgiven people forgive.
I’ve learned that if I saturate myself in the Word, if I will listen and obey, my refusal to be offended can thwart the enemies plans to create division in the body of Christ. That doesn’t insulate me from offense, but it does provide me with a plan for when it comes.
My obedience allows God to use the hurt of offense for my good and His glory, and my pain can be used to increase my love for God and His people. #godwins #faithful2020