So that friend hurt you so bad and you are praying that God will punish the person? Ah an, my sister, that is wickedness!
Do you know how many times you have hurt other people? Do you know how bad you have hurt Jesus?
The worst is when Christians and I mean children of God begin to pray that their enemies should fall down and die!
See, God has called us to LOVE OUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HURT US.
I know…. it is very easy to say. However, I want you to realize that growth is a process and it is possible to love people who hurt you. Although it can be gradual, IT IS POSSIBLE.
See what the Bible says
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
Just so you know, the Bible is not telling you to do good to someone who has hurt you so that heaps of burning coals will be laid on his/her head. NO!
You are to do good, so that the person can change. The funny thing though is that most times, the offended one is the one that needs to change.
So are you hurt or offended? Instead of becoming better, examine yourself and let Jesus do His work in your heart because really your life is not about you. It is about Jesus.
“One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it”- Ravi Zacharias
Forgive because you have been forgiven!
You are loved and highly longed for,
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Unless stated otherwise, all scriptures have been taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)