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A Broken Heart

“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

2 Corinthians 7: 9, 10 King James Version

I used to be happy if I hurt someone’s feelings after he or she had hurt me. Then, after I was saved I was sorry that I hurt them in return. However, the closer I get to Jesus and the more I grow to love Him, my heart breaks when I realize that I have hurt Him. Now when I hurt others, even if I don’t do it on purpose, I literally get nauseous. I know that when I hurt others, I am hurting the Heart of Jesus.

People who commit a crime are sorry when they are caught, children are sorry when they are caught skipping school, and when we miss an appointment we are sorry. However, this passage of Scripture is talking about a sorrow that breaks your heart.

If you have ever looked in the eyes of a parent after someone has said or done something to hurt their children, then you see a mixture of emotions. You see anger, hurt, and disbelief. I don’t want Jesus to look at me with Eyes of hurt because I have said or done something to hurt one of His children.

If you only feel a little uncomfortable when you hurt someone and then just forget about it, I urge you to search your heart because that is not godly sorrow. Every one of us should dedicate our lives to making Jesus happy. If ever someone deserves to be happy, it is my Best Friend, Jesus.

Joanne Lowe
March 4, 2006

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