Jan 26

98. Spiritual Self-Care: E4 - Overcoming Evil With Good

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Have you been treated poorly or harshly? Maybe you were misunderstood and experienced someone's wrath in return? A Healing Peace explores motivates behind evil behavior and hurting others. Learn how to diffuse hostility with God's goodness.

Spiritual Self-Care: E4 - Overcoming Evil With Good

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Overcoming Evil with Good

In This Episode

It is not easy to overcome the bitter legacy of injustices and hostility left by the conflict. It can only be done by overcoming evil with good. In this episode, Kemir Baker, podcast host, talks about strategies for overcoming evil with good, why we hurt those who hurt us and focusing on the good things in people. Tune in to listen to how prayers are essential in battling hurt and how Jesus responded to hurt.

[03:39] Reasons for hurting those who hurt us
[05:20] How people in the Bible responded to hurt
[09:12] Jesus’ response to hurt
[12:07] Strategies for overcoming evil
[15:00] Importance of prayers in battling hurt
[17:21] How to focus on the good


  • LUKE 23:34 - And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.”
  • When we are hurt, respond with kindness, grace, and forgiveness as Jesus did.
  • The first tip for overcoming evil is taking time-out to diffuse hostility.
  • When taking a time-out, remember the good qualities of the person you are having the conflict. Focusing on the good qualities reduces harsh criticism and anger.
  • Praying through our emotions helps us to forgive.

Resource Links

13 Ways to Overcome Evil with Good
Overcome Evil with Good
Overcoming Evil with Good