Friends and Enemies

So the new school year is coming, and you’ll soon be back . . . back with best friends and old friends. You’re sure to make new ones, too! But you might even run into some not-so-good friends or some you don’t like at all.shutterstock_9793276

Maybe you weren’t invited to that birthday party, or you heard someone talking behind your back, or maybe your best friend turned against you, and now she no longer is. If so, those things can HURT . . . and you may even feel that friends you once had are now TOTALLY your enemies.

Well, you know what? Sometimes friends hurt us on purpose and other times not. Maybe it just was a misunderstanding . . .  when what you thought happened didn’t happen at all.

Have you heard that hurt people, hurt people? . . . that those who hurt us feel hurt themselves? Maybe they feel jealous or envious, or what they thought you said is not what you said at all.

God says in Matthew 5:44 to “Love your enemies . . . and do good to those who hate you.” Wow . . . how ever can we do that?! Well, what it means is even though we may not like everyone, God still wants us to be kind. And don’t forget to check things out, as maybe a misunderstanding is all that it is!

So the next time you feel like being rude to someone or even ignoring them, too, how about just loving them, and watch what He’ll do?!

shutterstock_37296523 HeartDream Chat – Do you have any enemies? Friends who are no longer friends? How about just doing what God says and watch what He’ll do.

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3 thoughts on “Friends and Enemies

  1. at school right now i am being bullied by a girl and when i try to talk to her she gives me a look that makes me feel like she hates me and tht im a nobody please help

  2. Thanks for sharing, Maddie, and I’m so sorry to hear that. Just remember that not everyone is going to like us and that you are not alone in feeling this way, but God says to love our enemies, and He’ll work out the rest. As far as your friends that are fighting, what an awesome and caring friend you are! And remember that God wants us to pray about everything that concerns us. So how about praying for them and see what God would have you do.

    Hey girls, any other ideas for Maddie?

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