There’s one topic that nobody likes to discuss. That topic is “Church Hurt”! While I know and understand that NOBODY is perfect….. when most people join these churches they are in search of a better life. As you build relationships with people who you believe to be searching for the same…. “a better life”. There is an expectancy that people are genuine and truly operating in the spirit of love. Does it hurt worse when you’ve been “hurt” in church? That’s the question that I have. Is it because you’ve trusted people to be loving, caring, genuine or “Godly”. But these same people have come from broken situations just as you.
ARE WE AFRAID OF ACCOUNTABILITY?
We often allow gossip, slander, and anger to be overlooked and rationalized in our churches. We excuse the fractures among believers. We say, “God is in control,” while heads roll and tears fall and tender spirits get bruised and crushed. We forget that God gives us a choice in how we deal with matters, and that the enemy is alive and well, attempting to influence those choices. We forget that for God to be in control of the moment, the conversation or the situation, we need to say “yes” to Him in allowing His Spirit to work in us and through us.
The church is in an uproar in response to the Supreme Court decision to allow same sex marriages. However, judgment should begin in the church. The question I would ask is How did we get here? Will WE the church take NO ACCOUNTABILITY for the state of our nation. Sunday is the most segregated day of the week. I think Bishop Jakes stated it best “The Church should continue to be the church”! In my own opinion churches have become known more as a place of hurt and pain for so many. It is a sad reality that most do not want to admit. However, “Church hurt” is very real!
Church should be an Avenue of Grace and love. Not a bumpy road of hate, hurt and despair. Church is a place of life and not death!