I think this Bible verse is a difficult one to follow. When evil happens (and it happens a lot), it is too easy to feel overcome. However, God not only gives the first command, but also tells us to overcome evil with good. I think both aspects of that command are difficult. We are more likely to want to repay evil with evil. I’m not convinced that we believe it is possible to overcome evil with good. I do know that God would not tell us to do something without providing the means to do it. Since God gives us this command, I simply need to follow it.
Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to follow this command regarding evil. We struggle feeling overcome by evil and we don’t want to do good in the face of evil. Please give us the goodness that can only come from You. Thank You that with Your help we can overcome evil with good.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.