Bum Phillips, former coach of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) once made the comment; There are two types of coaches in the NFL: them that have been fired, and them that are going to be fired. There are two types of people in the world as well, those who have been hurt and those who will be hurt. However, when we are hurt, hurt does not have to destroy us. Christ offers us hope in dealing with our hurts.
We cannot escape being hurt or avoid feeling the emotional pain of hurt at times. At some time or another, we will all get hurt—either by the circumstances of life, or by friends, or by people we trust, or even by own foolish actions. When we commit to follow Christ, we do not receive an exemption from getting hurt. However, Christ offers us hope in dealing with our hurts.
No one is exempt from being hurt, but thank God no one is exempt from the opportunity of knowing the hope God wants us to enjoy. Therefore, we wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield (Psalm 33:20). Christ offers us hope and help in dealing with our hurts (Matthew 11:28-30). May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
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