But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44
This is, by far, the most confusing Bible verse.
How do you forgive an enemy- someone who hates you or has offended you or doesn’t wish you well?
It is hard and almost inconceivable.
But God says we should. Then there must be a good reason we should.
-Because it is in forgiveness that lies all our joy and happiness.
If you let hatred live in you, you would live an insufferable life.
Forgiveness helps you- only you. It sets you free.
If you hold on to it, you can’t function effectively; you can’t win.
If you have hatred in your soul, God cannot work with you. He cannot help you.
So He says for you to enjoy the good life, for your prayers to be met, you have to let hatred go- once and for all. I will deal with the situation by myself, He says.
So free yourself of pain and bitterness.
Enter this new week with a forgiving spirit- for even the disappointments that are yet to happen.