“But the biblical truth is we all sin. We all contribute to the ripping apart of the community. Other people live in the fallout of our bad treatment of them (or vice versa). We’re all in this heartache together.”
Mary DeMuth cuts straight to the heart (no pun intended) in her latest book, “The Wall Around Your Heart; how Jsus heals you when others hurt you”. With laser like precision, Mary addresses how we form walls in the false hope of believing it will protect us. She tackles the issues of being hurt by family, friends and fellow Christians as well as when we’ve hurt another.
Speaking truth with a gentle love, Mary points her readers to the best example of addressing hurt – Jesus. Mary addresses the reasons we often try to build a wall around our heart..l and often times, we help cause the hurt by idolizing people and having too high of expectations.
“It’s time we let go of people as idols. Not that we live fatalistically about others but that we realistically understand that God designed us to be filled up by Him first. If someone hurts us, we don’t need to be freaked out or surprised. In fact, we should be surprised when people don’t hurt us. This kind of letting go leads to freedom. If we are to be like Jesus, we need to watch what He did.”
I loved the book – for the authors honesty, the courage to tackle a topic often swept under the rug in churches and her continual urging to seek Jesus’response. I found myself dog earring ad marking multiple pages and paragraphs and finding deep truth in each page.
I highly recommend this book to all Christians as a reminder to keep our focus on the One who can heal beyond any wall we’ve put up.
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