Believers Hurt Too

Written by Minister Kim Johnson, author of I Am My Sister (Women Helping Women)

Believers Hurt Too

I was taught that people who know the Lord shouldn’t show their feelings, especially if they are hurt or grieving. The belief is, it shows a lack of trust in God and a weakness to the world.

But now that I know God for myself, and have a relationship with Him, I know that, that way of thinking isn’t correct.

For instance, in the Book of Job 1:20, when Satan was allowed to test Job, Job lost everything. And Job showed great emotion. In fact, Job was so distraught that he tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell to the ground and worshiped.

This tells me that even with someone like Job who demonstrated so much faith and trust in God that he too felt emotions. The thing is this, when tragedy strikes, believers hurt just as much as anyone else. We grieve, but not as those that have no hope (1 Thess. 4:13). We worship in tragedy, knowing nothing can separate us from God and the love He has for us (Rom. 8:35-39).

My brothers and Sisters when trouble comes your way, and it will come, give yourself permission to feel your emotions, but grieve with hope.

Apostle Paul in the Bible taught the Christians in Thessalonians about the second Coming of the Lord. Not understanding all he said, they became concerned about their love ones who are already passed on. Paul explained that because of Christ, we always have hope, and we are assured that we will see those we love again (Charles Stanley Bible).

Brothers and Sisters do you hear me! it’s alright to feel things too.

Please Don’t Be Afraid

Please Don’t Be Afraid

Written by Minister Kim Johnson

Saints, while this storm is raging all around you please do not be afraid. God is with you. He IS working everything out. I know it may not look like it, especially when you see so many people dying and your loved ones are becoming sick; and you, yourself are trying to avoid sickness. I don’t know what else to say to convince you other than, this is a true test of your faith in God.

For those that have not been tested, and who say, “trust God, ” I say, it is easy for you to say “trust God” when you, yourself, are not being tested.

But the thing is this, my friends, we must trust God in the middle of this raging test and storm, even though we know we cannot Control the situation; because God tells us too.

The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

And, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

Saints, please keep on praying, and know that God is in Control and He is with you!

Brothers and Sisters, do you hear me, don’t be afraid….