For the man or woman who cut me off in traffic, I believe the best about her. “She’s distracted by hurts or frustrations.” I can pray for her to have peace and for God’s children to cross her path with the good news today.
You can love and believe the best when your spouse is short-tempered or irritated. Forgive them before they ask and offer to take something off their plate, while privately praying for them.
You can put God first each day! Before rolling out of bed, thank Him for another morning, fresh coffee, and a quiet moment for the two of you. Or, on the drive to work, ask who He’d like you to help today. It may even surprise you to know He just wants some of your undivided, quiet attention.
Jesus, thank You for modeling love for me. Since You love and forgave me, I’m able to love and forgive others. Today, help me see others’ hurts as opportunities to love those around me. Thanks, Holy Spirit, for helping me love others like You do. Amen.
Do I find it difficult to think the best about others?
What are ways I can put God first today?
What are ways I can love others, both strangers and those close to me, today?