Have you been misunderstood, wronged, hurt, betrayed or falsely accused? Everyone has at some point.
You know what is the most difficult thing for me to do, but the right and respectable thing, taking it to prayer rather than people? Bringing my hurt to The Father rather than Facebook, and to the Scriptures rather than my stories.
We all desire to be affirmed and understood, but when that desire becomes more about needing the validation of people than God, I know I have a problem.
This is a great and convicting quote from Julie Sparkman’s book, Unhitching From The Crazy Train, co-written by Jennifer Phillips. “When you are wronged, instead of pleading, “God, make this right!” you begin to pray, “Jesus, You know what it feels like to be mocked, misunderstood, and falsely accused. I do long for You to make this right, but in the meantime, would You show me how to honor You as I bear up under injustice? These Christlike prayers and attitudes come from the Scripture that is stored in your heart.”
I love this!
We have a Savior who suffered to know and identify with us in our affliction. I am the first to forget to submit mine to Him, the Rock of empathy and understanding. He is there for me and for you, friend. Let’s not forget Him.
You are loved.
Unhitching From The Crazy Train is available at Lifeway and on Amazon 2/5/18. Also, you can order from newhopepublishers.com.