Family members can hurt you worse than anyone else. When a loved one turns against you, it can cut you deeper than any other form of rejection. Although we’ve all seen our parents get upset at our immature behavior once upon a time, when a care-giver or close relation tells you that you’re worthless they can damage you emotionally and morally.
Admitting your wounds
Wounded people often don’t realize how deeply they are hurt. They may not even realize they are acting out wounds buried long in the past. Those things follow us forever until we find out that we can be free.
Not only does Scripture promise us that the Lord is close to those “that are of a broken heart” (Psalm 34:18), but He also said He comes to “set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18).
Bruised people have been hurt intentionally.
Bruises hurt whenever you touch them.
Bruises only happen from close up action.
Free on the inside
If you’re hurting from someone who deliberately accused you, molested you, or otherwise destroyed your self-worth, you need to know that Jesus Christ offers you liberty. You don’t have to stumble through life in blind pain, grieving inside, seeing no end to your frustration.
When you run to Him with your tears,
when you leave behind all your demands,
when you accept the fact that He thinks you are wonderful,
when you stop believing all the lies you’ve been told,
when you find the end of yourself,
The path to relief
The Lord didn’t come to wave a magic wand and say “See ya’ in Heaven.” With wide-open arms, He gathered the cast-off children, the drunks, the divorce victims, and the disabled. He came to restore and rebuild a tattered world.
He came to let us know a Father’s love. Broken weeping draws us near to Him. Looking into His light chases away the clouds of the past. Begin the lifelong journey now, to experience this life of wholeness.