love your enemies?
Reminded this past Sunday that people are gonna think what they think & say what they say. Can’t get too caught up in all that, you just DO what’s right REGARDLESS. Right now just praying for the calm confidence that the Truth will speak for itself, & ultimately we only answer to the Lord for our lives.
Joseph told his betraying brothers who had sold him into years of slavery & unjust horrors .. that what THEY had intended for evil, God nevertheless intended for GOOD. And Go…d used Joseph not only to save the betrayers, but the whole nation of Israel thru unfathomable hardship & famine.
Paul was first Saul, a murderer of Christians, but GOD GRIPPED him in a supernatural & miraculous way to reveal the TRUTH to him, & he was forever changed.
God charges us to love our enemies, to pray for those who despitefully USE you. Just wondering to myself how many of us really know how to PRAY for, & long for the deliverance & salvation of those who torment us? Can you even imagine the early church praying with LONGING for Saul of Tarsus to be saved?!
Even while our core is screaming to be rescued or heard & seen & understood & vindicated, is our heart broken for the one who is warring against us? How much more sad is it to see that soul in torment bcuz of the demons he subjects himself to? 😦
I confess it is a HARD empathy. That is a piety of which I can only catch the barest glimpse. 😦
Our brother in Christ encouraged us to receive the freedom to pray imprecatory Psalms .. & thank God there ARE such things. King David beside himself begging for God’s revelation .. Should I go into this battle or not? Should I fight or should I rather let it go?
All I know at the moment is to WAIT on the Word of the Lord. To “hold fast” & trust that HE will reveal things in their due season. And I pray to our Good Father that he grant us the strength to endure. Hold fast to the truth. Live & walk in FAITH & not fear. And allow ourselves to be humbled by HIS endless grace. ❤
(Would that I were more easily humbled!!)