It's one thing if the difficult person is someone you have to see on a regular basis; but on the flip side, some of the difficult people in our lives just come and go. The latter, of course, seems easier.
Do you have difficult people in your lives? I pray for them, asking that they be healed of the demons within them. Self serving? I guess one could look at it that way, but it's not intended for that. I'm not saying it's easy….no, in fact, it's one of the most difficult things to do. BUT, I have found that in doing this, much of the dissipate. Sometimes when I am with this person I don't get rattled….but then other times I want to say "Read between the eyes, people, read between the lines!!!!!"
Together let us pray for the difficult persons in our lives.….after all, they were put in our lives that we might grow and learn.