Imagine trying to help someone and that person spits on you, hurls rocks at you, and tries to throw you off a cliff, never mind calls you names. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Jesus. He came to save each one of us individually and we nailed him to a cross. That’s not just game for hurt feelings; that’s simply a whole lot of hurt. So, the next time someone “hurts” your feelings, talk to Jesus. And, yes, I mean literally talk to Jesus.
First of all, our feelings can’t be hurt unless we let them be hurt. They are our feelings. Unlike when someone physically hurts you, our feelings can’t be hurt unless we let them be hurt. We are, or at least should be, in control of our feelings.
If you let your feelings be hurt, think about Jesus. His own disciples didn’t cut him any slack and when the going got tough they fled. And his right hand man (Peter) even denied that he knew Jesus. Talk about the opportunity for hurt feelings.
No, I’m not crazy but the next time your feelings are “hurt” talk to Jesus. Spend some time reading and understanding what Jesus went through and then look at your own feelings. Ask Jesus for help in dealing with your feelings. Just this week I was snubbed on something that got me mad and hurt my feelings. Before it got out of hand I turned to Jesus for help. Any “hurt” went away fast. If you really try it, and give it some time, any “hurt” will dissolve—if you let it!
Remember—no one can hurt your feelings unless you let them hurt your feelings. And if you feel the hurt and need help, turn to Jesus. Whatever you are going through, he has been there, done that.
Have a GREAT rest of the week!