Can You Empathize?

It’s great to hear your victories, they inspire us to keep going, but sharing your failures sometimes goes even further. When were you humiliated? Were you ever picked last, beat up, fired on the spot? Have you ever been abused or had life seemingly bear it’s full weight on you? Have you ever hurt someone or have you always been the victim? Show us you’re human. Show us you can empathize, because even though we may still be masking it, we have our skeletons. We are broken, but we think we’re alone. Knowing that you share in our imperfections makes us feel safe and encourages us to open the door a little further to receive healing. 

Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings. I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

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