People can treat us in horribly hurtful and unjust ways at times. Being treated wrongly by someone else can run the full range from being ignored and dismissed…to being rejected and ridiculed…to being manipulated and controlled…to being abused and persecuted.
All of this is sin. All of this is wrong behavior from others towards us. And God’s advice, for our own freedom and healing (and also for the one who has wronged us) is clear and unequivocal:
Forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Okay, so there’s the mind and heart confrontative…transforming advice from our Dear God.
Now, here are my (in)famous two questions:
- Do you believe it?…do you believe that this is God’s will for you in your relationships? And if you do…
- What are you going to do about it?
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane