Sunday, June 23, 2019

June 23

When do you say enough is enough? How long do you endure the emotional pain inflicted by others? What if they say they are a Christian? God gave us scripture in 1 Corinthians 13 to explain what godly love should look like. It’s obvious that God doesn’t expect us to tolerate emotional abuse by overlooking it. The pain of emotional abuse may not cause you to bleed out, but it is just as painful, or may be more painful than a laceration, because no one will help you attend to that kind of pain; it's usually endured silently and all alone. The abuser who claims Christianity, is not walking in fellowship with God, and has distanced themselves from Him. Separation from the abuser, even if it’s just temporary for them to seek Christian counsel, may be the best course of action. Be careful that you do not sin while dealing with an abuser, and add to the pain of the situation. Maintain your own calm, and realize that the person inflicting the pain has probably endured the kind of pain they have transferred to you. You must stay in constant contact with God and seek His counsel as you walk out the steps to heal.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10

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