Turn your pain into someone else’s hope

NOTE: I didn’t write this, but I couldn’t have said it better. I know some statements are hard to swallow when you’re in pain, but TRUTH is always TRUTH, even when it’s hard to hear. My pain is different from yours, and what we do with it is up to each of us. DON’T WASTE YOUR PAIN!
I can still remember one of the first things that happened when a church my husband pastored in Texas experienced genuine revival: Masks came off. People confessed sin and relationships were restored. Testimony after testimony was shared long after it was time to go home. Believers prayed for each other and the Gospel spread. LORD, REVIVE US AGAIN!

~~Vickie

share-your-storySometimes when I step into church I feel like I’m attending a masquerade.

A place full of perfect people hiding behind masks.

Masks that cover their insecurities, their imperfections, their heartaches, their struggles, and their pain.

People who would never dare to put that mask down and admit that life is less than perfect.

That they are lonely.

That they are hopeless.

That they are scared.

That life is nothing near to how they imagined it to be.

That they are not as tough on the inside as they seem to be on the outside.

That they fight battles behind closed doors for days, months, maybe years that they have never told anyone about.

That they don’t know how much longer they can handle going through their valley, their desert, or their storm.

Because telling anyone how they really feel would be unheard of.

It would be breaking some kind…

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