We are in a war. If we are "biting and devouring" each other we are wrong. Another person is not the enemy. Our enemy is unseen. If you have troubles right now, it isn't people. Even if the troubles are coming from one person, or a few people, they aren't the enemy. They are being used by the enemy to get to you --- and they probably don't even know they are being used.
When we let troubles consume us we giving victory to the enemy.
If we erect walls around our hurt we are deceived. We are doing exactly what the enemy of God wants us to do. In isolation we will hurt all the more. We will begin to think everyone is the enemy. Our perspective gets messed up when we isolate ourselves. We forget the good and only see the bad.
Don't isolate yourself if you are hurting. You need the Body of Christ. They need you.
The Spirit needs to be able to move in and through us to do His work. The only thing that can stop the Spirit moving in us is ourselves. We can tell God NO. And He will say okay though it isn't His desire.
We hurt ourselves.
Don't hurt yourself. Don't hurt the body of Christ.
Let it go. Ask for prayer. Be vulnerable. Share. Cry. In the transparency true strength will be found.
It takes courage, but God will meet you there.
I know this is true. Believe it. Give it a try.