It is hard to be hated.
GOD knows this. So, He gave us a remedy. It’s not a sweet pill to swallow. But when we do, we are healed.
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
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;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. source
I am thinking of President Trump as I key into this screen.
I think it is likely he is the most hated man in America.
The most reviled upon and likely the most maligned.
It is not for me to know how he handles this in the secret of his heart. But I see on the outside he keeps going. He doesn’t give up. I appreciate that. He needs our prayers. My soul is tendered for him.
But the real clincher is this: does my soul bleed for those who hate him? That is what GOD expects of me.
Refusing to allow our own souls to decay from the hate of others is hard. Without prayer and surrender to Scripture, we too will fester and ruin.
Hatred is like leprosy. It consumes the host and spreads to others on contact. BUT!
Mercy is a powerful antidote.
Mercy looks beyond the hate offered to the hurt of why. Perhaps you have heard, hurt people, hurt people. I believe it’s true. Our world is filled with hurt people who are hurting other people.
There is a CURE.
His name is JESUS.
Admittedly, the Rx HE writes cannot be taken alone.
The natural man’s stomach just can’t handle it. BUT!
The HOLY SPIRIT within enables us, so the medicine goes down sweetly. And the more we take of it, the better we get!
So, if you have been hurt or you are hurting, I hope you will seek JESUS, I hope you will ask HIM for His personal Rx just for you, please take it as HE prescribes and you will be healed.