Okay, I know it’s not always easy to extend a helping hand to someone who just might bite it off—I get that. Nevertheless, there are people who are drowning in their own hateful ways. We could leave them out there to drown; after all, they’re getting what they deserve—right? But it’s the believers’ job to pray for the haters. They need God’s love, mercy, and grace too. So, go ahead and throw them the Life Raft!
Genuine haters need prayer too.
Haters are pawns in the devil’s evil scheme; and that’s exactly where we would be if it had not been for the prayers of those who took the time to pray when we were drowning in iniquity. In many cases, those people have passed on, but their prayers are still resonating in heaven on our behalf. Now, it’s our turn to pray for the lost—including the haters.
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. (Luke 6:28)
Their hate—your gain!
You can turn a person’s hatefulness into a blessing by having enough faith in God to treat them with kindness. Your obedience puts you in line to be blessed. Only the enemy will benefit when you return hate for hate. Don’t let the haters have that much control to cause you to miss out on your blessings. You will never beat the devil playing his game, his way. There had been times when people mistreated me, and I thought to myself: Thank you!
I cannot remember where I read this, but someone wrote, “I don’t like you enough to hate you.” Take a moment and think about that. Therefore, don’t allow haters to pull you in; instead pray for God to pull them out.
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