1 Peter 3:12 (NKJV) – For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
God wants our nature to be Christ-like. Whenever we go through trials and persecution or are ill-treated by someone, what should we do? In Matthew 5:44, Jesus tells us to love our enemies, to be good to those who hate us, and pray for those who persecute us.
You may ask, what’s in it for me if I do this. Shouldn’t I be wise? Will they only understand if we speak in their language of words and actions? The answer is No. We are not like them. God chose us and set us apart from everyone else. When we believe in God and have faith in Him, we know that He is always watching over us. He will not let any harm come to us. He will bring us out of trials and persecutions as victors and we can speak testimony to His work in our lives.
What of the people who persecute you and intend to do you harm? Remember this, revenge is not for us to take. We must leave justice to God and must pray for those who do wrong and persecute us. God is always listening to the prayers of His children and will not leave us in the middle of our hardships. Not only does He protect us, but for those who do evil, He will hold them accountable on judgment day. That’s why we must continue to pray for the salvation of those who wrong us and leave the rest to God’s wisdom and judgment.