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.