It wasn’t fair! It wasn’t right, and they knew it. But, yet they still did it. They hurt you. They hurt someone you love…maliciously. They didn’t apologize. They are still glad they did it, and would do it again.
They were cruel. They made your life a living Hell. You didn’t want to get out of the bed, go to work, go to school…all because of them.
They have influenced others against you. They have taken from you that what you will never get back. They have gained at your expense.
They turned their back on you when you needed them most. They could have come to help you. They could have rescued you, but they thought about it and decided NOT to do so. You weren’t worth the trouble to them.
They hate you. They genuinely hate you. And, you’ve done nothing. Or, you have asked their forgiveness and they refuse to give it.
They put their hands on you. They murdered someone you love dearly. They wish you were dead.
They want to see you fail. They will enjoy it. They hate you. They genuinely hate you. And, you’ve done nothing. They don’t even know you but still have you.
You have asked their forgiveness and they refuse to give it.
It’s amazing the levels of hurt we can cause one another…
But, no matter what they have done, are doing or will do. No matter how they feel about you. God does not allow us to hate them.
I know it’s hard, but that’s how God loves us…and it’s how He expects us to love.
Matthew 5:43-48 (NKJV)
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
It’s not easy, but love has the power to cover any hatred or wrong…to diffuse it…to forgive it…TO ENDURE IT.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (NKJV)
…(Love)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, ENDURES all things.