Capacity for hurt

Many separate and unrelated situations lately have been hurtful. This leads me to a thought early in the morning of another day:

Our capacity for hurt may be great, but our capacity to forgive must be greater if we are to remain functional and whole.

I struggle with the forgiveness part, I’ll admit. It’s especially hard for me to forgive myself. After all these years, it is still a great struggle and some days are worse than others.

The only one who knows our hearts fully and loves us fully is God. How many times, even on a daily or hourly basis, do we disappoint Him? Yet God is love (1 John 4:8 NLT). He never leaves or disappoints us, and He only wants the best for us.

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