Matthew 5:44 — New Century Version (NCV)
But I say to you, love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.
Everyone has experienced pain at some point in life. Unfortunately, there are times when we are hurt by individuals who we know. We have been disappointed by those we least expect and abandoned by others who we hold close. But there is healing if you just trust God.
When people hurt you and persecute you, pray for them. When you find yourself crying and sad, pray for those who make you feel this way. God has so many blessings stored for you. The pain that you are experiencing or have experienced cannot compare to the goodness in store for you. You may find that your enemies are attacking you on every side, love those people. Perhaps, your love can help them become better. I know that may not be an easy task but that is what God would have us to do. So stand on His word and trust Him to make your enemies your footstool. Understanding that everything is going to work for your good because you love the Lord, will get you through. Focus on the love of God and not the hatred of man. Pray for those who hurt you.
Prayer: God help us to be better than the people who cause us pain. Help us to love. God deliver us from the pain and help us to fulfill our purpose. Bless our enemies and teach them to love. In Jesus Name. Amen.