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When People Hurt Themselves

Friday November 18, 2016

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. -Matthew 5:44 

img-thingMy husband seems to have this ability to let words, actions, and any wrong doings just roll off his back. Words are just in one ear, and out the other for him. I wish I could be like that. Words people say resonate with me for months….or even years after they’ve been spoken. Actions that have wronged me, play over and over in my head.

I’m in a season right now where a close friend of mine has really hurt, and disappointed me. Through this situation, I’ve learned that when it comes down to it, they ultimately aren’t hurting me.

I believe God wants us to grow spiritually to the point that we’re more concerned about what people are doing to themselves when they hurt us.

When people walk around hurting others, they hurt themselves. When this happens it hurts the heart of God. God gets brokenhearted over his children.

Friend, you may have people who have hurt or wronged you. Try not to take so much offense to it. Instead, see the bigger picture of them hurting you. Pray for them. Pray for their heart. Pray that they will see what they are doing to themselves, and ultimately to the heart of God.

Prayer: “God, help me to care for those who have wronged me. Help me to see that they ultimately are hurting you and themselves. Allow me to step in and not make the situation about me. In your name I pray, Amen.”

-Whitney Flach

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