Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19 King James Version
When I was a tree planter there was always competition because we got paid per tree. Some people would cream (plant their trees in your easy land so they could make more money). In the end they had no friends (and in a tree planting camp where you are a hundred kilometers from town and living in tents in the forest that is very lonely) and they got used by someone much worse sometime. Because I had integrity and did not do this. I was greatly respected in the whole community and thus was a good witness for God.
We must go through the abuse as a means of God teaching us to rely on Him more and to grow in faith, integrity and as a means to give Him glory.
So when someone is cut throat and you are graceful and have integrity do not think it goes unnoticed. God in Heaven rejoices and says: “That’s my child, I am proud of them.” Jesus smiles and says: “That is my little sister or brother. I am so proud of them.” And the angels sing songs of praise to you.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Yeshua (God who rescues or delivers us) bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekness not to retaliate back when someone is abusive to me but rather to shine further Your glorious Spirit in me. May it be an exhalent opportunity to witness to others and open the door for them to enter into Your loving family. I humbly request this in the name of He who emulated wisdom, grace and meekness to everyone Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.