Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV)
Every day we have a choice of how to treat others. They may hurt us intentionally or unintentionally. We may get hurt from misinterpreting the actions of others or the situation around us. As we go out into the world, we can repay people with mistreatment and harsh words or we can choose a higher path. We can repay the things done to us with good. We can treat people with respect even if they are disrespectful. We can treat people with love when they are unlovable. We can treat them with compassion when they are being indifferent. It is time for us to overcome evil with good.
God, thank you for loving me even when I’m unlovable. Help me to show your love to others just the way you have loved me. Show me where I can overcome evil with good today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.