No matter what anyone is doing to us God is in control. When we turn to Him in the challenges of life, He will show us the blessing in the pain and disappointment. God wastes nothing, so no experience is without our ability to learn something and to grow. People are going to hate us, excludes us, insult us, reject us because of our relationship with Christ. It’s not about us. The attack is really about the Jesus in us! This Scripture brings me peace:
“Blessed (happy—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition—and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude and excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile and denounce you and defame and cast out and spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man.” (Luke 6:22-23 AMPC)
I am rejoicing and leaping for joy! All the hatred, exclusions, insults, and rejections bring a reward from God. Obviously if this is happening in my life, or in your life, I am, and you are, doing something right! Hallelujah!
“But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17 AMPC)
No matter what the enemy tries to do to us we have the victory in Jesus. Look to Jesus and He will give us everything we need to walk through the challenges of life while bringing glory to His Name. Ultimately it will work out for our good!
“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” (Romans 8:28 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤