By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
“He wants not only your whole heart; he wants your heart whole.” – Max Lucado
God wants every part of you. He wants you to love Him with your heart, mind, body, and soul. He wants every part of your life. He wants your worries, stresses, doubts, and failures. He wants your happiness, joy, passions, and desires. He wants all of you.
But God also wants to make you whole again. He wants to repair your heart and your mind. He wants to repair the brokenness of your past. He wants to reconcile your deteriorated relationships.
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).
Not only is God one who saves, but He is the Healer. God can heal your body, your heart, your soul, and your relationships.
The fact of the matter is that we have all been hurt. We’ve all been let down, put down, or cut down. We’ve experienced physical and emotional pain. We’ve been crushed by family members and loved ones.
The sad truth is displayed in that common saying:
Hurt people hurt people.
It’s a never-ending cycle whose impact reverberates through generations, family trees, and work places.
But it doesn’t have to.
If you’ve been hurt by someone, the cycle can end with you. You don’t have to pass on the pain.
Turn to God for His healing and his saving grace. Allow Him to heal your past, your life, and your relationships.
There is no greater counselor than the Wonderful Counselor. There is no greater mender of your body than the Great Physician. There is no greater light in the darkness than the Light of Nations. There is no greater place to build your life than on the Rock. There is no greater freedom than that offered by the Deliverer. There is no greater purification of our hearts than that of the All-Consuming Fire. There is no greater leader than that of the Shepherd. There is no greater love than the love of your Father.
Are you hurt?
Go to God for healing and wholeness.
Parents: Ask your children about the last time they were hurt. Ask them about how they felt. Tell them the meaning behind the saying “hurt people hurt people”. Explain to them that God wants to remove their pain and make them whole.