Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse (Romans 12:14 NIV).
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9 NIV).
This seems like a tall order. And to some, it can even make your skin crawl when you first start doing it. But really, it’s for you. Just like forgiveness, it gives you freedom to walk away from those who have done you wrong, keeping yourself in alignment with God. When we let go of things and let God have them, He’s able to work in those situations.
Just the other day, someone made a negative comment on one of my posts on Facebook. It wasn’t mean or nasty, it was just negative. I decided to ignore it. To my surprise, someone else answered them for me, someone with a lot of knowledge on the subject.
When I saw that, my first thought was, “Just like God does.”
When we let go of situations, when we decide to bless instead of curse, to forgive instead of hate, this gives God an open door to come and work in the situation.
To bless someone after they’ve hurt us in any way is as simple as saying, “Lord, I forgive _______ for _______. Bless them Lord, and show yourself to them. Come and heal my heart for the hurt that was done to me I pray, and show yourself strong on my behalf. In Jesus name, Amen.”