Have you ever been disappointed in love?
Fallen out with a friend?
Needed something and received nothing?
Felt used and disregarded when you needed the people around you the most?
Been misunderstood and misinterpreted?
Is there a need for understanding?
We all need emotional support from friends and our family.
It is reasonable to pray for it.
But remember that our Savior was misunderstood by His closest friends and family.
“But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.”
Would it be wiser to ask for understanding for ourselves?
So that we can have the Lord’s attitude of love towards those who have misunderstood and rejected us.
“Dear God, I long to be understood and supported by my friends and family. I long for people who will commit to be there when I need them. I long for emotional support without reserves. But I can read in Your Word that it’s better to give than receive. That You Yourself were misunderstood and even despised and even though you loved those same people all over again. Help me to have Your attitude of love towards those who misunderstand and reject me. Help me to be there for them, to understand them and support them. Help me to give them the emotional support that they need. Amen.”
This message is part of the Prayer Monday series.