God said, “Jennifer, you give so little grace to others because you give so little grace to yourself.”
On this side of heaven, we are all “in process” and we need to give ourselves and others grace. Having high standards isn’t wrong, but we need to be willing to walk with people as they navigate pain and grow through it.
When people in authority misrepresent Jesus to us, we have the opportunity to love each other the way Christ loves us. We show who Jesus is when we don’t want revenge. Any time there’s unforgiveness, you have given someone else power over you. We can’t allow our wounds to become excuses that hinder us from growing into all that we are called to be. Ultimately we need to get our nutrients from the Father, not from a person.
Enjoy this special Post-Traumatic Church Disorder (PTCD) series podcast!