Thursday, May 20, 2010

GoG 131: The Little Phrase of Grace

My friend, Ben, and I got together for one of our monthly friend dates last week, and he and I were talking about a situation in my life that really hurt me. It took me a long time to get over this something ... and in a way, I will carry with me for the rest of my life. And I found grace in one little phrase that he said to me ...

"Mical, you got a raw deal."

Basically, Ben was legitimizing my pain. He wasn't annoyed that I still hurt over the "something" even months and months later. He didn't say "just suck it up." He simply let me know that I wasn't crazy for being hurt. And that little phrase really touched me. It really helped me see a glimpse of God's grace.

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