We've all been hurt in life. It's impossible to live in this world without someone disappointing us, hurting us, or using us. Here's something I'd like for all of us to think about today: what about the people WE have hurt. How do we handle it when we hurt someone else, when we step on their toes, when we shatter their souls?
Here's what I think we need to do:
Say, "I'm sorry" to that person. It begins the healing they need in their souls.
Say, "It was my fault." Often the other person lives in agony trying to figure out what they did wrong. When you accept responsibility, it continues the healing process.
Say, "What can I do to make things right?" This is an all-important, often missed statement for total healing to occur. It's one thing to say "I'm sorry, it was my fault." It's quite another to do whatever it takes to make the relationship right. But this third step is what allows total healing to occur in the life of the person we've hurt.
Don't delay. Help heal the person's heart WE have hurt.