Dealing With Hurtful Situations

It has been my experience that when I have been rejected or hurt from someone whom I really desired to be accepted and loved by, my response is to lash out in anger towards them. Life is just full of different situations where people are not nice to us. God’s instructions for us are really clear. We are to be like Jesus and not fight. We also are to forgive them for the way they have treated us.

Matthew 6:14-15
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Peter 2:23
They hurled their insults at him (Jesus), he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

If we walk closely with God, the fruits of the Holy Spirit will help us. A few of them are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. It takes two to argue, the best choice you can make is to remove yourself from the other if a hurtful situation begins. Then talk to a friend you can trust about your frustrations as soon as possible.