“Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never harm me” I have been saying this for years and yet sometimes I do get hurt. The timing of this BLOG is of course after I have been hurt by words again and I try to understand why are these words necessary.
During these periods I pray that God will soften that person’s heart that has offended me. I also go to my bible. I have to stay focused and not feel revengeful because the devil is right there tempting me. This is such a struggle but I am learning to deal with this.
I have found several verses of comfort, and let me tell you the Holy Spirit is guiding me.
Ephesians 4:32 NIV
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Galatians 6:1-6 NIV
1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
John 13:34 NIV
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
1 Peter 2:1-3 NIV
1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
James 4:17 NIV
17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
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