September 29, 2021

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. (Romans 12:9)
As we continue our look at how to forgive when it is hard, the second thing we must do, is, “Love and do good to those that have hurt us, (Romans 12:9) states it this way, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” You are probably thinking right now, “That is the last thing I want to do for someone that has or is hurting me.” I understand, friend, but may I tell you, as you begin praying for the person or persons’ that are hurting you, I guarantee you, God will start to change your heart in that manner too; as that is what happens when we do differently from that of the world, and we love and pray for those that have harmed us. Isn’t that what Jesus did for us as He was beaten with whips? Even though our sins hurt Him, He still went to the cross for us.
As hard as it may be to do, friends try to pray, love, and do good to the person that may have harmed you and see what change takes place in you? Would you pray with me?
Lord Jesus, the first words You spoke as You laid upon the cross was “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” Help me, Lord, to persevere in the same way when I get hurt, and pray for those that persecute me. Please help me to forgive quickly and readily. Lord, help me to love without expectations, reservations, and limitations? I pray as I call upon the Lord Jesus to abide in me and cast out all revenge and contempt against those who hurt me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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