Recovering from Hurt

Life hurts sometimes.

This past week, I experienced a few hurts. Maybe the slights were only perceived on my part, but they grieved me nonetheless.

Maybe I’m too sensitive. 
Maybe I’m too tired.
Maybe I think people who are my friends, really aren’t.
I know this post is cryptic. There is a fine line between being transparent enough to write how I feel, and hurting others. Despite what I “feel” at the moment, I never wish to make others hurt as they have hurt me. And, if I have perceived their inaction incorrectly, then the problem is mine.
How do you get over the hurts of this life, perceived or real? What helps you regain focus on the facts instead of the feelings?

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)    

How can I be a friend without being pushy or overbearing/obnoxious?



4 thoughts on “Recovering from Hurt

  1. Hi Ginger,

    I’m so sorry to hear that you are feeling hurt at the moment. The wounds of a friend always seem the most deadly, unfortunately. 🙁

    Praying for you, that you will know God’s comfort, grace, and courage. You are one special lady, and I am blessed to have met you.

    All the best as you write for His glory,

  2. You ask how we get over the hurt.

    First, Proverbs 27:6. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    If it’s a friend, consider the motivations. A friend probably has your best interests at heart. But if the hurt was done without your best interests at part, you’re dealing with someone who isn’t with you.

    Which leads me to the second point. You must love your enemies, but nowhere is it written that you must like them. Or hang out with them. Or listen to them. If the ground is too hard, shake the dust from your feet and move on.

    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Vercingetorix.

      I’m not sure I’m willing to walk away from the friendship just yet, but I have shaken the dust from my feet, and walked away from relationship in the past, so know I can do it again. If it comes to that. 🙂

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