6. Don’t Give Up on Church
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Some of my most difficult struggles have come from being hurt by people or situations that occurred within a church, yet, despite this, I am extremely passionate about the local church and the community within it.
Throughout my involvement in church ministry over the past twenty years I have seen and experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly, but overwhelmingly I have seen the good far outweigh the bad as I have experienced the immense blessing of being a part of a local body of believers.
My heart breaks when I see people give up on church and miss out on the growth and life-changing relationships they could experience by being a part of a healthy church.
If you are not currently attending or part of a church right now, I encourage you to pray about your future church involvement and ask God how and where He wants to direct you. If you are still part of the church that hurt you and you sense that He is leading you to stay planted there, then He will give you peace in your heart about it and the ability to work through the things you experienced.
If you don’t have peace about returning to your former church because it feels unsafe, or if you are not currently part of any church right now, God will be faithful to lead you to a healthy church and help you continue on your healing journey there.
The most important thing is that you seek Him and remain open to how and where He wants to guide you and He will be faithful to continue to work out the healing in your heart.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25
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