Take a moment to think of all God has done for you. Have you ever written them down? Have you forgotten any? God changes us when we take time to focus on Him. Anything that takes our focus off of God can become a hindrance. Taking time to sit and pray with God is precious time that grows our faith. Taking time to read scripture and see how God has worked in the lives of others and how He can work in our lives is powerful.
When we are going through something difficult, we can remember the scripture that says “If God is for us, who can be against us?”. That means God is bigger than our problems and our enemies. That is probably one reason why we are told to pray for our enemies. When I take the time to pray for my enemies, that helps me remember that they are human too. The only sliver of downside that I find is when I start praying for my enemies, some of them start to pop up out of nowhere(like calling or texting me). That is annoying. So even though I haven’t figured out what that means, I continue to pray and delete those out of my phone(who are still in there for some reason).
Shalom and Blessings
“And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.” Psalm 41:12(KJV)