“bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
Okay? (*inserts Confused smiley… Lol*) This topic came to me as a surprise this morning because someone had hurt me really bad yesterday when I’ve only tried help the person, (don’t want to go into details).
Anyways, still feeling the hurt, I got home and told God how hurt I was and the next thing God told me is to start praying for the person!
Trust me it was hard, especially because I felt cheated and God gave me the specific prayer point Joyce Meyer suggested when I opened my one-year-plan daily devotion: “Joyce Meyer: Promises For Everyday Living.”
I did pray for the person yesterday but seeing God still speaking to me this morning drove home the point so I decided to share with you too… And trust me, not only did I pray for the person who hurt me again this morning but for everyone that has hurt me in time past, as much as I can remember (laughs).
Read the excerpt below:
How do you respond when someone hurts your feelings? Do you let it rob you of joy? Or maybe your emotions run wild?
Luke 6:27-28 tells us what we should do when people hurt us: We must pray for them and bless them.
Can you believe that? We’re to pray something like, “Oh, Lord, I pray that You’d just make them so happy!”
I still don’t get that, but I’m willing to do it in obedience and say, “Lord, I don’t know that I really want them to be happy, but I’ll pray that in faith anyway, because You’re telling me to bless them with Your presence.”
Choosing to pray for them is one of the most difficult things God asks us to do, especially if we believe that whoever hurt us is in the wrong and doesn’t deserve to be forgiven.
But God instructs us to practice forgiveness. And when we choose to follow the path of forgiveness, we will experience the peace and joy that come through obeying God’s Word. When you obey God, He can help you overcome the pain and enjoy life more.
Adapted from Joyce Meyer’s Promises For Everyday Life
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