Life has a way of confronting us with difficult challenges. Suffering spiritual abuse in a church is one of those challenges. When we’re thrown into an intolerable situation, our emotions play havoc with us. The shock of such behavior from the perpetrating Christian that we trusted, can truly devastate us.
In the middle of it all, it’s easy to focus on the emotions that we’re feeling, because they’re front and center. If we’re not careful, we will have let those feelings rule the day. While we do need to pay attention to the anger or sadness or exasperation, or whatever the feelings are, if we only behave in the heat of them, then there’s a day coming when we may well wish we had reacted differently than we did.
Invite Jesus into Your Emotions.
The key to finding the first value of a broken heart is inviting Christ into our emotions from the beginning of the difficulty. A lot of our...