The tears came trickling down as the words she read went through her mind, seeping
into her soul. Her thoughts seemed to scream: I want to live this, Lord, I really do, but
how? She continued reading, yearning for more insight to be free from the fury that
would rise every time, any time thoughts of this one person came to mind.
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Has this
ever happened to you, conviction mixed with frustration? Where you read truth and it
seeps into your soul and calls you to rise to the change? We pray this blog will open the
eyes of your heart and bring you freedom to love those who have hurt you.
She continued to read…and to cry tears of conviction, refusing to stop reading until she
had finished. It was the daily devotional from her church titled: The Explosive Power of
It started off with the command from Jesus Himself found in Matthew 5:44 directing us
to love our enemies. Oh, I’ve had to deal with many an unlovable, she thought to
herself, remembering just the other day while court-reporting a deposition thru Zoom
and wanting to reach through cyber space and wring the neck of the questioning
attorney and the doctor for making her job nearly impossible.
But she knew this devotion was taking her deeper, for that type of frustration and anger
is only temporary. What this devotion was addressing was geared more towards those
whom our hearts are more invested in. As she continued to read this devotional, she
realized she was still a bit stuck because any time she thought of the two main
characters in her life-changing betrayal, she struggled to find anything positive.
“I won’t stop trying to rise to this challenge of applying and complying with this incredibly
demanding verse. I can’t, especially if I call myself a child of Yours, God.”
She continued to read …” loving our enemies is not an optional request but a
command”!!! (emphasis mine)
She stopped, realizing how all-knowing of our Abba, that He knew there would be more
than one enemy!
What enemy or enemies the enemy uses for evil, God will use for my good, she assured
herself. She sighed and closed her Bible, thanking God for His Word, for it truly was the
one foundation that would never crumble from under her; in fact, it would help her rise
above this painful season. And even if she didn’t see her betrayers face to face, she
was determined to separate the betrayal from the betrayer and pray for them. This was
Friend, we must remember that “the enemy” we are dealing with is Satan himself, not
the one(s) he uses as his minions to promote his agenda.
Learning and unlearning