Have you ever been deeply hurt?

Has anyone ever hurt you to a point where you thought it was DSC_0000143impossible to forgive them?

There are some hurts that are go deep and virtually pierce your heart, leaving you devastated. They shake your whole being to its very roots and you just feel like dying.

This happened to one lady during the Rwanda genocide.  A brutal man ruthlessly murdered her husband and all her children. Yet, she found a place in her heart to forgive him.

Can you do this?

To forgive is easier said that done. There are people who say what this woman did was a betrayal of the memory of her loved ones. Of course, there are those who think otherwise.  They say, it is a good thing; and in line with the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ who calls on us to forgive without limit.

What do you think?

What do you say about forgiving those who hurt you deeply? ShouldDSC_0000118 we forgive them or we teach them a lesson of their lives so that they never try something of the sort again?

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23 thoughts on “Have you ever been deeply hurt?

  1. I am also guilty of some pretty stupid behaviors, some of which I am unaware. Would I want my selfish or ignorant acts held against me? Lord help me, no. So what right do I have to hold another’s acts against them? Forgiveness does not negate the sin, it is the act of my relinquishing any right for revenge or recompense to God above. The burden of bitterness is lifted off of me! This lady is also forgiven for her own sins by her forgiveness toward others. Forgiveness for heinous acts is such a humanly hard place to attain. Bless her example!!! In Jesus’ words: Matthew 6:14-15 & 7:12

  2. Pain and hurt are part of our life…close people make us hurt at some point or the other… However, that hurt and pain teaches us in many ways.

  3. what i’m curious about is … what kind of affect did the power of her forgiveness have on the murderer … thanks for acknowledging my thoughts and words … i’ll be back … ks

  4. Forgiveness is a very hard task when you are deeply wounded. Hopefully your faith in a higher being will lead you to understand that you are not the only one that this happens to. I have been a victim of far minor things than this woman and probably had just as difficult a time in forgiving. The things is, in what world would any revenge or small harming deed done to another, bring back the family thats lost? Committing to any act in defense of your family would mean you having to carry the burden of your family and your deeds. You bring up a humbling picture, and I hope that I am able to forgive when everything in my body tells me not to.

  5. My friend has hurt me deeply. I treat her as a friend yet she scolded me that she is not my friend. All I can do is to listen to God’s Word and reflect where is my wrong. Thank God for another friend to tell me to differentiate who is a friend and business friend.

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