We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true.
As a matter of fact, I would venture to say that most ministers of the Word are hurt at least once in their ministry. I so appreciate Anne for being vulnerable and opening up to us about her own life while she teaches us through the life of Hagar on how to deal with hurt.
It is in the story of Hagar, that we find the name of God, El Roi, The God Who Sees Me. He cares so much about each one of us and the plight we find ourselves. AND he is watching over us.
What I learned was the God Who Sees Me cares deeply for His own. He sees each and every one of us. The love that He has for us is unfathomable. He has a plan for us but He also allows us to make our own decisions. So He waits for us to call out to Him to rescue Him.
Studying the plight of Hagar has helped me face my own situation.
It has taught me to look at where I may have failed. I have been warned against wounding others in my hurt. It has taught me to forgive regardless of what the other party may or may not do towards repentance and reconciliation.
This book would help anyone who has been hurt not only by the church but by anyone.
In this age where we seem to think everyone is bullying everyone else. I think we need to start looking at how Jesus handled those who bullied Him. “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
If you have ever been hurt by someone, read this book.
Start looking at how Jesus handled those who bullied Him. #forgiveness @ggmandy http://wp.me/p7NFKu-Nk
Expecting Great things;
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|Wounded by God’s People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts
By Anne Graham Lotz / Zondervan
As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, Lotz has lived among the faithful all her life—and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves—and points us toward God’s merciful healing grace. 176 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Are you a minister who has been hurt by the church?
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