When we look to the bible we will find many instances where God has favor on his faithful ones. Being a Christian can be accompanied with many trials. As we encounter them and purpose to be persistent in following Christ, we are being purified by the fire. Oftentimes I will look to the book of Psalms in order to gain wisdom for dealing with people who are not nice. Today, here’s what I found:
22 LORD, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, Lord.
23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my God;
do not let them gloat over me.
25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
This is a great reminder that I should continue to turn my rocky relationships over to God and let Him be my vindicator. He is able to handle things in perfect timing and with greater impact than I could ever attempt with my efforts.
The best way I have found to let go of troublesome people is through prayer. I think that is why I look to the book of Psalms because many of them are written as prayers.
I will trust God today to contend with people who are not so nice to me. By following the Godly wisdom found in the bible, I am sure the Lord will contend on my behalf against those who are operating in evil toward me.
The entire 35th Psalm is filled with Godly wisdom and advice on how to handle people who are not nice. To break it down into a simple phrase, “let go and let God!”