God Hurts Too!

God hurts tooGenesis 6:6

The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

It may come as a spectacular shock, but God hurts too!

That’s right, God the Creator of the universe, God the Saviour of mankind and God the indwelling Holy Spirit all grieved at some time, hurt by what mankind has done.

[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0310245729″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fJxM9XebL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]When you think about it, God is omniscient, which means that he has complete knowledge and understanding of everything including human sin and the terrible effects that it brings upon His creation.

God the Father felt pain when He looked upon the people He had created and saw how sin had corrupted them (Genesis 6:6). Jesus looked across his favorite city and His chosen people and His heart just broke both for the sin and hardheartedness He saw, but also for what was to come for these people (Luke 13:34). And the Holy Spirit is grieved by a sinful ways (Ephesians 4:30).

God is not a Creator who sits back and lets a sinful world take its course. He is not some cosmic computer completely devoid of emotion and feelings. He feels are sin, He feels our pain and, just as we do, God hurts!

Sometimes when you lead worship you will feel and understand the hurt Our Father feels when He looks at us.  The times we have let Him down, His great yearning for our love and devotion, as we worship we can sometimes catch a glimpse of these.  He is not an aloof God, sitting back watching a world out of control.  He is a loving, caring and intimate God, reaching out to us despite how we have hurt Him.

So if you feel pain today, bring your pain to God because he understands exactly what you’re going through and how you feel. Be open with Him, share your heart with Him and even your frustrations, because if we hurt, then remember God hurts too!  Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7)

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