Archive for November 23, 2010

In yesterday’s post (Hurting Christians) I asked you to consider how you treat other Christians when they are hurting or struggling with life. As I said in that post, it’s during times like these that Christians need the love and support of their fellow Christians.

Praying for someone is one of the most powerful things we can do for another human being, but is it possible this is not enough when it comes to helping or supporting a hurting Christian?

Personally I believe that prayer does, and can continue to make huge difference in people’s lives. However I also believe that when there has been deep hurt or suffering, one simple prayer asking for that person to be healed is not enough – Saying a prayer doesn’t take away the person’s memory of the hurt and emotional stress they have felt.

So how can we as Christians help others through the pain and hurt they have suffered? We can continue to pray for them. i.e. Don’t just say a prayer one day and expect the person you prayed for to be fine immediately after this; It takes time for emotional hurt and pain to heal, just as it takes time for physical wounds and scars to heal. 

It can be frustrating and demoralising I know, when it seems your prayers are not being answered, but be patient, God will help your fellow Christians through their hurt and suffering.

Spread some Christian love today. Reach out and show some love to someone who is hurting…it could well mean the world to them!

If We’ve Ever Needed You by Casting Crowns

Hear our cry, Lord, we pray
Our faces down, our hands are raised
You called us out, we turned away
We’ve turned away

With shipwrecked faith the idols rise
We do what is right in our own eyes
Our children now will pay the price
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out

All our hearts, all our strength
With all our minds, we’re at Your feet
May Your kingdom come in our hearts and lives
Let Your church arise, let Your church arise

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out
We’re reaching out

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, reaching out

We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now