I Can’t Love The People Who Hate Me

I just can’t love the people who hate me.  It’s true.  People who ignore me or disregard me….and worse yet, blatantly hurt me and say ugly things about me.  Then there are those that lie about me….or whose actions crush my spirit.  How can could I love them?

Yes, Jesus says I’m to love everyone.  I’ve tried…I really have. I have started out each day trying.  But it just can’t be done.

And that’s why I don’t depend on me to do it.  I trust in Jesus to do it.  When Jesus lives in me, then he causes my heart to love even when “I” can’t.  Mark 10: 27 says, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”

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I am so thankful that Jesus came.  Through his perfect example and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, I am able to allow God’s love to reach out to everyone, even those who hate me.  Sometimes, I have to stop, get myself out of the way and remind my heart that Jesus reigns in me.  I am not in control. I am called to be obedient.

Help me, Lord, to follow you in all I do.

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