I am not asking that you remove them from the world, but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil, For they no longer belong to this world any more than I do. (John 17:15)
We certainly need our hearts guarded – especially from the onslaught of our OWN prolifically toxic emotions! Vengeance. Bitterness. Anger. Self-pity …
Somehow, our expectation is that Jesus will accompany us into all the school playgrounds of life and beat up the bully that has been plaguing us. But instead of avenging us, Jesus throws his arms around the bully and loves on him – it's not what we prayed for and all so unfair...!
“However, I say to you, don’t repay an evil act with another evil act.” (Mat 5:39)
Is your enemy hungry? Buy him lunch. Win him over with your kindness. Your surprising generosity will awaken his conscience and God will reward you with favour. (Pro 25:21)
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
NB - New and urgent prayer requests and updates are coming in thick and fast and getting too long to just be tagged onto the daily encouragement. As such, I've created a separate page for you to view on the below link, which will be updated constantly ...
The Lord Bless you for caring