Hope in the Hurting

There is hope in the hurting.

There is.

Im not trying to spit out a cliche. It’s not just a frivolous quote slapped on a coffee mug in a cute font.

It’s the truth.

It’s truth backed up by the Bible. Backed up by a God that sent His only son to die for me – a shameful sinner. Backed up by a God that knows what hurt is.

The holidays are often filled with hurt, and without God in your midst the lingering emptiness and pain has the potential to strangle you.

If you’re hurting this holiday season, please know that there really is hope.

You have to search for it.

You have to pray for it.

And while you’re looking for that hope, I urge you to serve somewhere.

Because in the midst of serving, you may just find the hope that you’ve been searching for.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted

and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18