Hurt occurs in one’s life multiple times over a life span.It is how we deal with hurt that matters most when issues of the heart come into play. I believe when dealing with matters of the heart and getting past hurt we must first remember that:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
With this being said, it is imperative that once we have been hurt we immediately start speaking life (positiveness) into our lives, so that those words can begin to manifest. A lot of our moods come from our thoughts and words. By believing and speaking positive things into existence, and having faith (Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.) we are automatically giving ourselves permission to be happy and to also have hope.
Being hurt can also make us bitter. Bitterness is a terrible thing and can make us hard-hearted. To get our sweetness back we must do something that seems hard but really isn’t, and that’s to FORGIVE! Forgiving others doesn’t mean that we forget or have to continue to allow them in our lives, but it does allow us the opportunity to free our hearts and minds of how we feel about that person/actions. In this life we are all very imperfect and it is important to recognize that people make mistakes including YOU! If forgiving is hard for you to do, just take a moment to think of all things you have done wrong, and how God has continuously forgiven you without any condemnation. If you are wondering how many times you should forgive someone then here is a scripture for you:
Matthew 18:21-22 (KJV)
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Lastly to move past hurt we must keep it moving! Just because we have been hurt doesn’t mean life is over! In fact in all honesty, it seems as if in most situations of discomfort we are pushed to higher levels within our lives. It’s amazing how every setback is only a comeback 🙂 Keep believing! We must continue to push forward and remember this:
2 Peter 1:3-11 (MSG)
Don’t Put It Off
Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.
So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.
So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I hope this has given some insight on how to move past hurts in your life and has been of some comfort to you. Until next time 🙂