No doubt you have. You may even fit into one or more of those categories yourself. How does that happen? It comes about when the very nature of faith and trust collides with human imperfection.
Faith in Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of Christianity. In fact, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). A synonym of faith is trust. We trust in Christ. We also trust fellow Christians, the Body of Christ.
Oops! It turns out that Christians are the weak link. Christians are inescapably human, and because we are, we cannot be perfect. Yes, God helps us. His Spirit does live within us, and we have his inspired guidebook for reference. However sometimes we can’t help but blunder, step on toes, walk into china shops with our elbows out, poke loved ones in their wounded spirits, and generally leave trails of brokenness.
And, since what goes around comes around, we get poked at, stepped on, and knocked about ourselves. Ouch!
The purpose of this web site is to give wounded Christ-followers a cyber place to gather for regrouping, comfort, and healing. It’s not a whining wall, nor do we encourage finger-pointing.
Our desire is simply for those who have been punched in the spiritual solar plexus to be able to pause and catch their breath. We pray that everyone in anguish can gain equilibrium enough to walk again.
The Hope for Wounded Christians ministry was founded by Rev. Diana Savage to help wounded Christians find encouragement and resources to help them on the road to recovery. Under a former name, she has been published in books and many periodicals. She holds a B.A. in Biblical Literature from Northwest University, a Master of Theological Studies from Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (now Bakke Graduate University), and ministerial ordination through the National Association of Christian Ministers.
Over the past three decades, Diana has spoken at Bible studies, retreats, church services, college classes, service clubs, writer’s conferences, and more. She is located in the Seattle, WA, area. You may inquire about her availability to speak to your group by writing to Diana at WoundedChristians.com.
© 2011 by Diana Savage