Originally posted on GGMANDY dot com 10-27-16
We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true.
As a matter of fact, 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 how to deal with the 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 in which 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.
- Anne warns against wounding others in our hurt.
- It has taught me that I must forgive regardless of what the other party may or may not do towards repentance and reconciliation.
This book helps 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.”
Have You Been Wounded by Someone? Read this Book.
Expecting Great things;
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