God Feels Your Pain featuring Max Lucado

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Sometimes, it's those who are closest to us that hurt us the most. Listen to Cathy share about the pain her stepfather caused (and still causes) her and her family.

Do you think a lot of people carry guilt and pain from their childhood? Is it natural for people to question God for pain caused to them in childhood? What would you say to someone like Cathy?
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When deeply wounded by people we trust, we often wonder where God is, or if He still loves us. In this clip, Max Lucado, best-selling author and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, helps us understand God's presence in our pain, and the power we have in Christ to break that painful cycle.

Max quoted Hebrews 4:15 and said that Jesus knows how we feel and "shared fully in all our experience." Why is it hard to honestly believe that Jesus knows how we feel, in each and every hurt, temptation, and hardship of our lives?
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Max also said, "The rule of principal here is that hurt people hurt people." Why is forgiveness so important? Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive for past hurts? How can you use this teaching to help someone you are leading to break the cycle of hurt?
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Enduring pain is never easy. Pray for yourself and for those you lead, that they will trust in God as he uses every experience in your lives to mold you into the character of His Son.

This teaching video is an excerpt from the Max on Life Bible study series. You can find the entire series exclusively in the RightNow Media Bible Study Library. Direct link: RightNowMedia.org/Media/Series/25.

For more RightNow Media training posts, teaching videos and Bible study resources with Max Lucado, click here.