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List Of Those I Resent

 

(Colossians 3:12-13) Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.

(Psalms 66:18) Were I to cherish iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not listen to me.

(Matthew 5:44) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

 

We all have a list of those we resent because of the way they have treated us in the past or continue to hurt us now. This is part of life, and being insulted, getting backstabbed, not respected or acknowledge or even denied what is rightfully yours is something everyone has experienced. Christ suffered all these things and much more, yet He had to learn to see God’s love for the ones who had committed all these crimes against Him. It’s not easy, but it is doable.

Some people might have hurt you so badly that they continue to pop up in your mind and the wound gets reopened. You even catch yourself sometimes daydreaming about giving them a piece of your mind if you ever had the chance. This is also normal as the devil knows that if you are not well in your heart, then your prayers will not be answered. And once again, he wins this match.

This can become a daily battle for you, and it might take you a while to be able to forgive, but the only way to achieve victory is to actually start doing it. Don’t ignore it, but every time the thought of resentment for someone comes to mind, just pray “Father, help me to forgive as Christ forgave those who wronged Him.”

But don’t stop there. Those who have hurt you, are supposedly your enemies, and we are commanded in the Word to love them. And what is one way to show your love to someone? By praying for them. Try doing this and see if you can actually bless them with a double portion as you pray for your own blessings. Now that takes a total transformation from the inside out which only the love of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the character of Christ can bring about in one’s life.

No one is asking you to allow yourself to be insulted, abused, or taken advantage of on purpose, but don’t hold on to any resentment against anyone for even one more day. The tools have been provided for you to achieve this through the forgiveness of your own sins through Christ, and therefore being able to reconnect back to God.

 

 

If you can’t get yourself to love those who have hurt you, then you are still far from where God needs you to be to bless you and use you for His glory.

 

 


Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are Perfect in Love; Son who has been made perfect forever; He who is called Son of David; God who never fails in His promises; Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.
• Thank You, Father, for making a way for us to be set free from any resentment.
• Thank You, that we have Christ as an example of unconditional love and forgiveness.
• Forgive us for carrying resentment against anyone in our hearts.
• Forgive us for thinking that they don’t deserve to be forgiven or loved.
• We surrender to You, today all the hurt and the emotional pain we have been carrying for so long.
• We ask for the heart and the compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience of Christ for those who hate us.
• We decide today to be tolerant of each other, to Love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and pray for them which despitefully use us, and persecute us.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Andrei Crasto
    19 December 2023 @ 19:39

    Amen

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