Jesus tells us to “love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34 NIV). It sounds wonderful, loving everyone like Jesus loves you. But oftentimes, the reality of living this way is more challenging or can seem impossible, because many people are just hard to love.
You probably know about this from personal experience. Maybe it’s an unfriendly coworker, a nosy neighbor, someone in your family, or an ex-husband or ex-wife. And these days, social media or other internet outlets are common sources of hostile communication. Whatever your situation may be, God wants to help you love others as He loves you—even the ones who are hardest to love.
In this book, Joyce Meyer shares practical wisdom from the Bible and her personal experiences about overcoming the obstacles to loving difficult people. You’ll discover how to be a peacemaker in tense or even volatile circumstances, become a person who is not easily offended, and know when to adapt yourself to others, as well as the secret to loving like Jesus when it seems impossible to do so.
With God’s help, you can turn frustrating interactions into pleasant ones and bring peace that puts out the fires of strife when arguments flare. You don’t have to live under a cloud of intimidation or dread dealing with people, whether they are acquaintances or those who are closest to you. When you learn how to love like Jesus, you’ll be free to love people who are hard to love!