But Lord He Hurt My Feelings!!!

saturday psalm 23

But Lord They Hurt My Feelings!!!

We all know people whom we find difficult, annoying, hurtful in one way or another, and we’re all called upon to deal with difficult people at some time or another. A difficult person may be one who is condescending, argumentative, belligerent, selfish, flippant, or simply rude. Difficult people seem to know just how to “push one’s buttons” and stir up trouble. Dealing with difficult people becomes an exercise in patience, love, and grace. The Lord gives us warning about people who will hurt us. He gives warning not to trust in man, to trust in him.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Jesus, for He surely dealt with many difficult people during His time here on earth. In His interactions with difficult people Jesus never displayed an attitude of harsh superiority or dismissive pride; rather, He showed authority under control. He used rebuke when, but He also dealt with difficult people by remaining silent, “John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.”
It is difficult to be called names, to be mocked, for someone to make you feel awful; two things to keep in mind:

*The Lord warns us people are going to do these things.
*Our Precious Perfect, Holy Righteous God was not just called names but was spit upon; SPIT UPON he did this for us, he was mocked, stripped naked in front of a crowd not sure how many but more than a couple people. His beard was plucked from his face, he was whipped so hard it left furrows in his back. Then after them “few things” he was hung on the cross and was given vinegar to drink.

Knowing what he did for us how dare any of us say well I am done serving the Lord because this person, this sinner like myself called me names, hurt my feelings, offended me at my lowest point of my life. When i visited that church the pastor didn’t shake my hand, the Pastors wife didn’t greet my wife, someone’s child hurt my kids feelings.
Jesus suffered an violent, horrible beating, was spit upon, and mocked for each one of us, he didn’t get up and say sorry I can’t take anymore of this your all on your own. He didn’t say nobody hugged me when I was hurting my feelings are hurt too bad for you sinners. YES I CALLED US ALL SINNERS, WHY? Because we are, the Lord tells us this very plain in black and white;
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
So the next time someone calls you a name and your ready to give up on the Lord who did nothing but good for us all think of what he did for us, the horrible beating he took for us.

How many of us that offend easily still go to the local bar? I am pretty sure they have regular customers that are pretty offensive, Do we continue to go there anyway?

How many of us go to concerts, movies, amusement parks? Have you never encounter mean people there? Do you still go?
However so easy to say No more Lord for me I am offended by the local assembly, the Christian I know, the pastor. Read the account of what Jesus did for us…..Then tell the Lord I suffered worse than you.
John 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
John 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
John 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
Mark 14:64, Luke 22:63, Mark 15:19, Matthew 27:30
We are human, flesh and made from the dirt of the earth; we offend easily. Jesus Christ is God, all holy perfect in everyway, instead of being offended he was spit upon and beaten for us, lets think about this and ask why would we leave the Lord over something someone made of the dust said.
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, and waiting not
to rid my soul of one dark blot,
to thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, thy love unknown
hath broken every barrier down;
now, to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Love and Prayers

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