This one is for anyone who knows what it is to hurt… I’m not talkin’ got your feelings hurt, although that’s bad enough. I’m talkin’ ‘bout really hurt. Knows what it is to have a wound so deep, that’s been there for so long, it’s a part of you. You can’t hardly distinguish your own self from that place of pain.
Probably was inflicted upon you before your voice ever even dropped or you tried on your first bra. Might’ve come on you when your hands and your heart were still so fresh and sweet…years before you ever realized that you were gonna need a Savior.
So you grow up and learn to play grown-up. But the hurt’s still there; it didn’t leave. You mask it with your ego, ignore it with productivity, and suppress it as you chase success.
At times you thought the hurt was your friend, mistaking self-pity for self-love. But you’ve long since woken up to realize: it ain’t your friend.
Your wound has now become your enemy. And it’s developed a persona of it’s own. You can even see it now, and you hate it, and you hate what it does to you and how it’s held you back…But it’s got you shackled down. Hopelessness, self-hatred, and defeat are its chains.
And you can’t get away from it… Becomes even comical at times, but it’s never funny… People around you literally become mirrors reflecting your wound back onto you. And yea, you can name and blame all you want to, but even if everyone else left the room (wasn’t it Aristotle who pointed this out?), the lies and the “issue” would still be there…within you.
I wanted to write this for someone who needs to know that God heals hurts. I know this, because He’s doing it for me, and within me. And I mean…for real! I’ve long since come to a revelation of Christ as the supreme sacrifice unto God for the sake of man. But I’ve only recently come to discover, on a personal level, that He’s Healer. In ways I could’ve never predicted, He’s taking my pain away!
So to that one who feels like he or she will never go free…I wanna encourage you: There’s a place for your pain to go. God will heal the hurt.
I hope this song by Kirk Franklin blesses you this Good Friday. God has used this man, along with several others, to keep speaking truth to me even when my ears have been too deaf to hear it, my mind too stubborn to believe it, and my heart too hurt to receive it. But as we remember Christ’s journey to the Cross, this evening I’m going with him. I’m letting my pain die there – with him. I’m receiving my healing from His shedding blood. And I’m holding out in faith for all those around the world tonight that are hurting.
And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. –Romans 6:8
“Everyone Hurts” Lyrics
by Kirk Franklin from the album “Hello Fear”
Everyone hurts, and goes through pain
Whatever’s first, it feels the same
Be young or poor, old age or fame
Know this for sure, everyone hurts, we all feel pain
Everyone hurts, everyone falls
We let love in, still heartbreak calls
Tell me how much can my soul take
We make mistakes, we hurt we need amazing grace
So we pray tonight, that you don’t get weak
And please pray, that I, don’t forget what I believe
Cause these days are hard, and faith sometimes is work
Pray until He heals the hurt
I trust God will heal the hurt
Everyone hurts, we all ask why
Sinner or saint, everyone tries
Life cuts so deep, feels like you’ll die
No cross no crown, can’t give up now, please heal tonight
So tonight we cry out for the world, cry out for the world
Cause everyone hurts, everyone goes through sorrow
Tonight we cry out for the world, cry out for the world,
Please heal our hearts tonight
Everyone hurts but not for long
That weight you bear, will make you strong
Your guilty stains can be erased
The final price, paid by His life, Amazing Grace
I know He will, He’ll heal the hurt…7x
“Listen: Faith is not believing in what He will do; it’s believing in what He has already done. Not for everything, but in everything, give thanks. The Lord is my Light and my Salvation. Whom Shall I Fear?”
*This has been a guest post by Mary Kathryn’s sister, Sarah. (Thanks for letting me share. ♥)