Have you ever run into a bitter Christian and wondered how they got that way?
The other day I watched about 5 minutes of The View . I listened as Whoopi ranted about how Christians throw away their own when they make a mistake. I hated listening to what she had to say but she’s right.
I’ve been in the back pews. The whispers of “hidden sin” and the ones who don’t bother to whisper and say it to your face. The pastor who preached, “You deserved what happened to you.”
Alone is an ugly place to live. Wounds that charred my heart were not my own doing and never deserved. Never.
I don’t believe in a God who allows a child to be sinned against and says, “You deserved it.”
I believe in a God who says, “I love you. I’m with you through it all and you are going to be a voice for those who cannot speak up. I’ve healed your heart, now go out and show others I will do it for them.”
If someone tells you that you deserved your abuse, don’t believe it. You’ll never heal in that place because only bitterness will take hold.
And it’s a lie of the sickest kind.
You never deserve abuse of any kind. Ever.
Don’t believe it and don’t spread it!
Depression and suicidal thoughts may have absolutely nothing to do with a person’s sin.
Yes, I said nothing.
Next time you see someone in a place of brokenness; hug them, love them, pray for them and with them.
And then shut up.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21