Stop hating and start loving

It is common for people to get angry against others, often when they have been mistreated, misunderstood or for any other reason.  That anger builds up and could eventually turn into hatred.  There are a great number of people who do not let go of that anger easily.  For some reason, they wish to hold on to it for years and years…

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, 
And clamour, and evil speaking,be put away from you, 
With all malice: Ephesians 4:31
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down 
On your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. 
Ephesians 4:26-27
 Why do people have such a hard time letting go of their anger?

Because once again they are falling for the lies of the devil.  The devil wants to you to keep all of that anger and hatred inside of you and to curse the ones that made you feel this way.  He does not want you to forgive them, he does not want you to show them the love of God, to turn your other cheek.  But the only person you are hurting by keeping that rage, is yourself! Once you let go and you choose to forgive, you will gain ultimate inner peace and pure joy.

Anyone who claims to be in the light
But hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 
1 John 2:9
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, 
Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, 
And pray for them which despitefully use you, 
And persecute you; Matthew 5:44

When you die, do you think that God will forgive you? A sinful person who never forgave anyone?

If you cannot simply forgive a person for something bad they have done to you, but yet imagine how God can forgive you for the many sins that you have committed in your life.

If you want forgiveness from God, you need to;

Forgive others for all the wrongs they have done to you and let go of all the anger and hatred

You need to truly and sincerely feel sorry and guilty for all of the sins you have committed in your life

You need to turn your life around and live by the word of God instead of a life of sin

You can then pray for God to forgive you and he will!

For if you forgive others their trespasses, 
Your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 
Matthew 6:14

Loving is easy but the devil makes it seem like it is a hard task, he will do everything he can to make you keep that anger.  He will keep reminding you of the bad things that particular person has done to you just so that you do not let go of that hate.  Do not let the devil succeed with his plans, you can surpass this challenge and live a peaceful, happy life.

With the help of God nothing is hard, nothing is impossible and everything can be done!

After you die, it will be too late… God will have already judged you.  You will be judged with the same measure that you judged everyone else.

You want to keep that anger to go to hell? It is not worth it!

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone 
Among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. 
I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:18

If you have any thoughts, questions or need advice, leave it in the comments

Written by Alec from JesusTheTruthAndTheWay

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