All around us people hurt, some are just skin deep.
Others sear and scar intensely causing us to weep.
Sometimes words will cause us hurt, sometimes just a look.
Oh the many ways of hurting-you could write a book!
Moms and Dads they hurt their children or it's switched around.
Friends hurt friends, spouse hurts spouse, sad as it may sound.
Preachers often hurt their members or, again, it's switched.
Hurts can even pass to others if they don't get fixed.
One's own hurt, though hard to deal with, can be put to rest.
But to watch another hurting is a harder test!
If you've felt the pain they're feeling you can empathize.
This, in turn, can ease your hurting though your heart still cries.
But the hardest pain to suffer is when standing by,
having nothing you can offer you can only cry.
Oh the ache! The dreadful hurting!
How you long to heal. How you long to take away
the hurt and pain they feel!
Lord, I ask you, why the hurting? This one thing I know,
Heaven will be pain free living, how I long to go! I Cor 13:12
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