Made to Feel
It hurts to be hurt! Whether it’s an accidental insult or an intentional jab, pain is still pain. It makes me want to hide my heart behind a wall and protect it from feeling anything ever again. I equate unfeeling to unhurting, as if the lack of feeling will protect me. But the fact is I was made to feel, as much as I sometimes wish I weren’t. I wasn’t made to live on the surface of a world full of mile-deep caverns and caves. I was made to dive deep, feel the things life has to offer, and be true to who God made me to be – even when I might get hurt. Trusting God means I trust His ability to heal my wounds.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3 NIV)