June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Jun 3, 2010

It doesn't matter...

Have you ever taken a physical blow? Hit your finger? Stubbed your toe? It hurts doesn’t it? When you’re physically in pain you simply want to curl up in a ball until the pain goes away.

There are some pains worse that physical pain however. I’m talking about the pain inflicted by words. Recently I found myself reeling from the blows of words designed to hurt. For a moment they hit me like actual blows to my chest. That night I found myself crying out to my heavenly father to take away the sting, to help me not to allow hurt to fester inside.

As I prayed I heard the Holy Spirit whisper in words my mother often said to me…

It doesn’t matter what people say. What does God say?”

What does God say about His children?

God says that…we are the apple of his eye… Zechariah 2:8

God says that…we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus… 2 Corinthians 5:21

God says that…we are His masterpiece… Ephesians 2:10

God says that…we are loved… John 3:16

God says that…we belong to Him…Isaiah 43:1

Thank you Lord, for reminding me that what you say is all that really matters.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

How did you know, sweet sister?!

If only to have this pounded once and for all into the recesses of our souls-never again to be forgotten!

Thank you Bernadine!

Denise said...

Amen, so very true. I love you.

LisaShaw said...

Bernadine,

I'm sorry you went through that. I'm sure it's not the first and sadly won't be the last time. I know, I've been there countless times in my almost 45 years on earth.

I always pray that GOD would give me words that heal and reflect that Christ is alive in me even when I have to address difficult situations with people because I don't want to be the "person" who speaks hateful, stinging words because I've been on the receiving end TOO many times to count.

I prayed for you as I read your words.

It truly ONLY matters what GOD thinks and says of us NOT people. I'm so thankful His Holy Spirit ministered to your heart.

Love and hugs.

Faith Imagined said...

Words can sting especially from someone we love and trust. Thanks for sharing these encouraging verses!

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