When I look back, I see that we are being told how to live our lives. We don’t seem to have a lot of choices left. I see world governments and the people working alongside them playing god with our lives.
I don’t know about you, but I find this unacceptable, and I can’t help looking at them as my enemies. An enemy is someone who wants to hurt you and is harmful to you. Then I remember the Bible tells us to love our enemies! And I ask myself how I can do that as things continue to worsen. Whether the pain is emotional, physical, or both, it’s hard to imagine loving them in response.
No, it’s never been easy to love your enemy. One is always filled with the desire to take revenge. There’s also the element of anger and frustration at what’s been done. These emotions usually cause the victim more harm than good. it causes great anxiety, sleepless nights, a bitter and angry spirit, and affects those who we love and care for.
The Bible teaches us to love our enemies and pray for them and bless them. One way of dealing with this perhaps is to start by just praying for them and blessing them in the hope that their eyes will be opened to see what they are doing to us.
The love that Jesus talks about does not mean affection. It doesn’t mean letting others continue to hurt us. He wants us to put strong, protective boundaries into place. God says to let Him deal with our enemies. We are to leave our enemy in his hands.
It’s hard to think revengeful thoughts as you offer up a prayer. It puts our focus on God and His good plan for our healing and spiritual growth.
Pray that Jesus will work in a mighty way to soften their hearts and open their eyes. Pray that they feel a deep need for Jesus instead of opposing his ways. Just pray.
Whatever your belief is or whoever you pray to, prayer is what we need to do now.