Does God Hurt?

Does God Hurt?

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I hear often how depression is more of a physical ailment and at times it might be. I’m not a doctor, but in saying that, it can also be a spiritual thing too. As a Bible-believing Christian, I feel and see so much sadness in the world. People are hurting in all different kinds of ways and I like to think that God is grieving and allows some of us to get an inkling of how much sin saddens the heart of God.

He never intended to look down at a world such as the one we live in. He wanted us to be blessed from the moment we were born. Like a concerned parent, you want your children to make good decisions and live a fulfilled life. Jesus wants the same for us, His children.

It is hard for The Lord to sit back and see how horrific depravity eats away at us which is why He came so that we could have hope. And no matter how hard I try, there are times when I feel the weight of the world on my tiny shoulders. When I’m dealing with heavy things, it helps me to write about my feelings in this blog.

I understand the saying, “Come quickly Lord Jesus”, I want Him to come right now too. Maybe I’m being selfish or just want to be rid of the oppression, maybe I just want to kiss the face of my Jesus. He has done so much for me beyond saving me. He loves me unconditionally though He sees my weaknesses, my unbelief, my joy and my deep feelings, He still wants to be my friend. For the creator of the universe to want relationship with us mortals says how deeply He feels for us. 

Is it possible for The Lord to feel depressed? Well, I can’t answer that, but I know He does feel. The Bible mentions the anger of The Lord, He also at one point repented that He had created man altogether (just before the flood), Jesus felt compassion many times for hurting people, and all of Heaven rejoices over one saved soul.

Maybe The Lord does feel depression looking down at how bad the world is today, but still He knew all this would happen. The plan to send Jesus was to save the world though He knew His sacrifice would not save everyone.

He feels deeply for every person ever born. He had high hopes for every one, He doesn’t play favorites and His great love is for all of us.

Because of His love is how we can live a life of love in front of those who desperately need love and that’s all of us.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.