Hurtful Text

By Melody Kraemer

It’s been a year since I received an ugly, mean text. Have you ever had a moment in time, which I’m sure you have had, where someone has done something to you or has hurt you? The first thing I’m sure you want to do is to get back at them or say something. With every ounce of my being, I wanted to reply and say some ugly stuff regarding that text.

To this day, I still don’t understand how someone could use the “F” word in such an ugly fashion and follow that up by wishing I wasn’t involved in my kid’s life. I would never say such an ugly thing regardless of my feelings towards any human being.

But it was said and hurtful; I’m sure this person meant it to be very painful. When I read it that day, it was like a knife going through my heart; how could anyone wish that the mother of their kids didn’t exist in their child’s lives? 

After all this time, I still have not responded because, from the moment I read that text, I took a deep breath, shed a few tears, and listened to what God had to say about it.

Exodus 14:14 NIV14: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

That’s what I have done. I have been very still and handed it over to God. Remember always, God’s got this. He’s got your back and will fight your battles. He wants you to live in peace and be happy. Put Him in the driver’s seat! Whatever you are dealing with, turn it over to God.

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