How does God handle those who hurt us? This is a puzzling question you may be having as you have come here so that you can find the answer to that question you are here for.
Well, the bible has a lot to say about how God deals with those who have hurt us terribly in one way or the other.
We all have been hurt in one way or the other through betrayal, broken trust, mistreatment, etc., and because of this; we naturally as humans seek revenge on those who have hurt us.
In this article today, I will try to answer the question,” how does God handle those who hurt us,” by looking at what the bible has to say on this matter with reference to bible verses.
How God Deals With Those Who Hurt You?
The Bible says God is a loving Father who cares for us and wants to help us. God doesn’t want anyone to be hurt by others, but sometimes people do hurt each other.
How does God handle those who hurt us? The Bible tells us that God can work all things together for our good if we love Him and are called to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
If we are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, then whatever happens to us be it hurt can be used by God to make us more like Jesus. Even when we suffer at the hands of others, it can bring glory to God.
You may have found yourself wondering why God allows bad things to happen to good people. You may wonder why He doesn’t stop people from hurting you or others who love Him.
The answer is that it’s not up to Him; He has given us free will and He respects our choices even when they’re wrong. Bear in mind that people hurt us because they are hurting themselves in their lives and due to their own insecurities.
God knows what is best for His children even when they don’t know what’s best for themselves. He allows difficult circumstances such as being hurt by others so that we will learn important lessons about life and grow spiritually through them (James 1:2-4).
We don’t always understand why bad things happen or why He lets people hurt us at times, but trust in the Lord and keep going forward with joy despite your circumstances.
Yes, sometimes God will deal with those who hurt you by giving them a taste of their medicine as vengeance belongs to Him as we are told in Romans 12: 19.
Remember that the Lord is just and He won’t let those who have undeservedly hurt you go scot-free which is why you don’t even have to try to revenge on them as God will repay them in due time.
Your job is just to pray for them so that God touches their hearts so that they realize that what they are doing is evil.
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Jesus Christ Calls Us To Love Our Enemies.
Jesus Christ tells us that we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44). He went on further to say in Matthews 5:39 that when someone hurts us, we should turn the other cheek, too.
This may sound impossible, but it’s not. Jesus Christ can help us do it. We have to trust Him and be willing to let Him work in our lives.
When someone hurts me, I usually want to get even. But this is not what God wants me to do. Instead, He wants me to forgive my offender or enemy and pray for him or her.
This is hard because forgiving someone doesn’t mean I have to like what they did or pretend it didn’t happen. It just means I’m no longer holding a grudge against them and want them to know that God loves them despite what they did to me (1 John 4:8).
When someone hurts you, don’t allow yourself to become bitter or resentful toward them because this will only hurt you more than anyone else (Romans 12:20-21).
Instead, forgive them as quickly as possible and ask God how He wants you to handle the situation. We are called to practice love and forgiveness to our enemies who have hurt us even when they don’t deserve our love and forgiveness.
Doing so will clearly show that we are Children of God who Himself loves His enemies which is why He allows rain and sunshine on them even when they don’t deserve His goodness, grace, love, and kindness.
Remember, you as well do a lot of hurtful things to God like sinning but He willingly forgives you when you ask Him to in repentance which is why it doesn’t make sense for you to hurt your enemies or wish evil upon them.
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What Does God Say About Those Who Hurt You?
God has a lot to say about those who have hurt you in life and brought untold suffering to your life that you didn’t deserve. You must remember that God hates the sin but loves the sinner.
When people hurt us, they’re not always bad people. They’re often hurting people too. The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8). He doesn’t just love those who love Him, but He also loves those who don’t.
In fact, Christ Jesus died for all of our sins (2 Corinthians 5:14). God wants all of us to be saved by His grace and mercy He’s made available to all of us (Ephesians 2:4-5).
When we sin, we hurt others and ourselves. We break God’s law, which in turn hurts Him because He has sin which is breaking His laws.
Since He loves us so much and wants us to follow His ways, He gives us many chances for us to repent and doesn’t punish us immediately.
So, if a person hurts you in life or makes you feel unlovable, it can make you feel like God doesn’t love you anymore. But God never stops loving us even when we sin.
Don’t take the hurt others have caused you in life too personally so that your inner peace starts getting affected badly as well. Just remember when per person hurts you, it shows they are also hurting as hurt people tend to hurt others, too.
How To Forgive Those Who Hurt You?
Sometimes forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world to do. It’s hard because we are human and we have emotions, and sometimes those emotions get the best of us.
But I believe that forgiveness is one of the most powerful acts that we can do in our lives. Forgiveness is defined as, “the action or process of pardoning or overlooking an offense.”
For many people, this simple definition may not be enough to motivate them to forgive a person who has hurt them; however, there are many reasons why we should forgive those who have wronged us.
Forgiveness allows us to move forward with our lives in peace instead of living in a state of anger or bitterness for years or even decades.
Secondly, Forgiveness also allows us to be free from the negative emotions associated with being hurt by another person; these negative emotions can prevent us from having healthy relationships with others, which ultimately leads to isolation and loneliness.
If a person has hurt you in one way or the other in your life, here are four things you can do to help you begin the process of forgiving any person who has hurt you in your life.
Related: 54 God’s Forgiveness Quotes [+ Animation On Forgiveness].
1. Pray for them: Praying for those who have hurt you is one of the most powerful things you can do when it comes to forgiving those who have wronged you in life or cause untold suffering that you didn’t deserve at all.
Ask God to give you the strength and grace you need to forgive them. Pray for their repentance and restoration in Christ. Pray also for their protection from Satan’s attacks so that he doesn’t ruin their lives
Jesus Christ tells us in Matthews 5:44 that we must pray for those who persecute and hurt us as well as do good to them which isn’t always easy because as humans, we love revenge due to our fallen nature
2. Admit that you have been wronged by another person or group of people. If you deny that you’ve been wronged, it will be very difficult for you to forgive others because there will always be something “not being right” about them in your mind.
When you admit that a person or offender has wronged you, it becomes easier to forgive them for what they did to you as you understand that they are human as well capable of hurting you knowingly and unknowingly.
Remember, we live in a fallen world that’s full of broken people who are hurt in one way or the other which means that whether you like it or not, people including those you least expect will inevitably hurt you in life knowingly and unknowingly.
3. Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for everyone. And this includes all His enemies because He loved us so much even though we didn’t deserve it so that we can be reconciled to God and have a personal relationship with Him.
Does this give you any ideas as to what love really means? It means caring so much about someone else’s well-being that you would give up everything even your own life to see them happy and well cared for even when they don’t deserve it.
When we understand this principle, then we begin to realize how much God loves us even though we don’t deserve it either. Hence, forgiving those who have hurt you in life becomes much easier.
4. Repent yourself of any anger or bitterness towards them. Jesus Christ said that if we harbor anger and bitterness in our hearts toward others it will destroy us in the end.
So, if you still have anger and bitterness against someone who hurt you in the time past, you need to repent of that and ask God to remove all the bitterness you may have stored in your heart all these yes for the past offenses done against you by others.
We are told in Ephesians 4:31, 32 that we must put all the anger, wrath, and bitterness away from us and that we must show agape kindness to each other by forgiving one another the way God has forgiven us for Christ’s sake.
I hope the above post on how God handles those who hurt us has given you some valuable insights and lessons you can apply in your life to those who have done you wrong.
My prayer is that what you have read here will help you forgive those who have hurt you in one way or the other in your life if you have been struggling to do so by God’s grace.
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2 thoughts on “How Does God Handle Those Who Hurt Us? [+ Sermon]”
thank you, your article was simple and direct. I took notes that solidified my beliefs and will help me not feel like I’m weak or being codependent
Glad you found this post a blessing to you and the fact that you took some notes as you were reading clearly shows that God’s word is at work in your heart. God bless.