I love the story of Hagar. Let's visualize a young beautiful girl living in the king’s palace. Her life changed in one second because she was given to Abraham and Sarah to be their maidservant.
What did that moment look like? Hagar traveled with people she didn’t know, served a woman she had no connection with, and ended up carrying a child for the head of the Israelite tribes.
And at some point on her journey, she was “mistreated.” We may not know why or how, but the word “mistreated” hits hard as many of us have been there. That wound is a wound women understand and many have trouble working through.
Tell me your story:
How many of you worked for another woman who mistreated you?
I’ve cried and held hands with women who experienced terrible bosses! They found themselves in dire situations and had no idea what to do.
What advice would you offer these hurting women?
Look closely into Hagar’s story. God Pursued Hagar. What did God tell her to do? Go back and submit to Sarah. Wow, that must have been difficult.
God pursues us. God will give us the strength to do what He has asked us to do. Go - work on mending those relationships.