August 26, 2018

Burden #4: Unaddressed Hurts

Many people underestimate the burden of past hurts. Generally, they fall into one of two categories: they bury the hurt and deny it ever happened, or they wear it like a funeral cloth for all to see. Either way, it affects every aspect of their lives and keeps them from living as God would have them live: healed of their hurts and enjoying all of his blessings and promises.

Of all the negative effects of unaddressed hurts (and there are many), the inability to ever be at rest is foremost because it relates directly to our relationship with Christ and speaks to what we truly believe about God. We will never have a settled heart or receive the sabbath rest of God if we are continuing to struggle with pain from our past—pain that Jesus crucified on the cross. “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows…and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4a, 5b). We must believe that, address our hurts, and rest in Christ.

We conclude our August series, #REST, with a message from Hebrews 12:12-17 and see in God’s Word that you and I can be at rest if we find the healing that comes from Christ.

Sermon Notes

#REST: Four Soul-Crushing Burdens and How to Rid My Life of Them
Burden #4: Unaddressed Hurts
Pastor Todd Dugard // Hebrews 12:12–17
August 26, 2018

I’ll be at rest in Christ if I find the healing that comes when I...

• Get up and get going (v. 12–13a)

• Get with the program (v. 13b–15)

• Get over myself (v. 16–17)