Peace family, what do you do when someone has deeply wounded you? Are there people in your life who stir up pain, anger, resentment, or bitterness in your soul any time that you see them or are reminded of them?
Over the weekend, I was really convicted of Christ’s admonition to bless and not curse. Sometimes, when someone hurts us so badly, our pain can simply give us a revulsion to them. Like being attacked by a dog, we certainly wouldn’t want to see that dog ever again, much less pet any other dogs, until we are adequately healed. Yet, as hard as it is, God asks us to bless our enemies.
God understands that we aren’t perfect, but he does ask us to forgive others as we have been forgiven. Will you pray for your enemies today? Whether it’s for their sake or for our own healing, God has some purpose in asking us to do so.
Let’s you and me both pray for our enemies today, and trust God that he can redeem whatever they have stolen, killed, or destroyed in our lives. Let me repeat that: God can redeem whatever anyone has stolen, killed or destroyed in your life.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.