Hurt people hurt people… ?

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There are times in all of our lives when hurt and anger seem to take over. We often get offended or feel rejected by the words or actions of others. Regardless of our positions or titles, we all get hurt at times. I’ve often said that “hurt people hurt people.”

Hurt and anger can create huge divisions and fractions. The recent riots and violence are prime examples of the effects of hurt, grievances, and bitterness. 

Do you have a solution for society’s dilemmas? I do.

The Bible promises, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8, NIV) In other words, real love has the ability to cover the wrongs of our friends, family, and others. 

There’s an interesting term many people in the United States use that perfectly illustrates this concept: “I’ve got you covered.” It’s often used when it’s time to pay the bill at a restaurant. It’s also used in the context of work. It’s not uncommon to hear a coworker say, “Paul Marc, can you cover my hours at work this Saturday? I’ve been invited to a wedding.” Covering the cost of the bill or work that needs to be done is so powerful. Choosing to cover others in love is even more powerful. 

A definition of love in Corinthians will help you make this concept more practical: “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” (1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV)

Wow! Real love will not let you keep a record of wrongs. That’s crazy, isn’t it? The love of God will help you erase the list of wrongs caused by others. You’ve got the power of His Spirit, and you can choose to “forgive, let go, and let God.

Please grab an invisible eraser and repeat after me: “Lord Jesus, I choose to forgive all the people who have hurt me. I ask You to heal me of the pain and fill me with love.” Now use love to cover all the garbage and become a powerful force in a broken world.

Because you are designed to be a miracle. 

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  1. Debrita on 19/11/2020 at 11:27 AM

    Please pray for me.

  2. Janet on 19/11/2020 at 11:40 AM

    Thanks Paul for this email. I am really encouraged. What a wonderful world it will be if all hurt people are healed and no more hurting of each other. Better still may God grant us the power and oil of his love to overlook wrongs and be able to walk in forgiveness and peace all the days of our lives. Prince of Peace please hear our cry. Amen

  3. cjd3 on 19/11/2020 at 12:52 PM

    Thank you Paul Marc for this great message. “Hurting people hurt people” and often it is the people that the hurting people love the most. I have been there as a hurting person hurting ones that I loved the most. It grieves me when I think about it. However, I have asked for forgiveness from God and my loved ones. Once we ask for forgiveness God forgives us. We are to look at it no more and move forward. If we don’t and keep looking back at what we did we stay stuck and mired in our failings and miss God’s voice
    and blessings. Thank you for this reminder????✝️?

  4. Chuck on 19/11/2020 at 1:02 PM

    Thanks Paul Marc! Great message and an encouragement to me today.

  5. Carmela on 19/11/2020 at 2:50 PM

    Great message that never gets old, thank you Paul!!

  6. Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 19/11/2020 at 4:41 PM

    Message that really touch my heart happy men day much love

  7. Maureen on 19/11/2020 at 10:47 PM

    Thank you Paul! God bless you.

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