How Should a Christian React?

I am here because I committed a crime. I've gone through so many emotions and experiences over several years now. I've had to accept God's forgiveness even though I don't feel like I should be forgiven. God has broken and restored me. I'm slowly preparing for the future as my release date approaches. And then...

Today I learned that a family member recently did something to hurt me, my husband, and my children.  My world fell apart. This person is family and a close friend that I looked up to. How much pain can a human being experience? Will this ever end? As I lay sobbing on my bed asking God 'why?' over and over again I wanted answers.

God didn't speak to me audibly, but I felt like he was saying to me, "to never, ever treat another human this way." Why is it that human beings think it's okay to destroy someone who is already down and struggling? Shouldn't we instead go alongside this person and help lift them up by helping  them make things right, encouraging them to move forward, letting them know there is hope, and assuring them that you will be with them every step of the way?

I pray with God's help to help others who are struggling, those who others have given up on and to stand alongside them through the ups and down. Thank you to each of you who pray for me, my husband, and my children. Thank you to each of you who have come alongside us during this time and are helping us restore our relationship with the Lord and with each other. You have truly shown us what Christianity is all about. 


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