Morning Direction From Scripture 4-6-18

Concord 1

When I weep and fast,
    I must endure scorn;
11 when I put on sackcloth,
    people make sport of me.
12 Those who sit at the gate mock me,
    and I am the song of the drunkards. Psalm 69: 10-12

Have you ever been scorned for your Christian faith? What did you do about it?

4 thoughts on “Morning Direction From Scripture 4-6-18

  1. I was just writing a post that goes with your question. My gut reaction still veers toward anger and resentment; but I have learned over the years to step back, pray about it and hand it over to God to deal with. I have learned through many heartaches to cry unto the Lord and ask Him to help me with it, to empty me of the anger, bitterness and resentment that the ridicule tends to plant in my heart. I have to yield myself to His leading and ask Him to help me see them through His eyes and to fill me with His love for them. It is only then that I can get past it and not hold a grudge. It has helped me even recently deal with those that roll their eyes and make some snide comment; and to also deal with those that are angry at God for their life circumstances and get openly hostile when my faith is brought up, as if it is my fault that they are struggling. They shut down any talk of my faith and leave me with the only available option – prayer. My heart breaks for them because they don’t have any idea of the peace, joy and grace that they could have if they would only believe and receive.

  2. What you have expressed is a familiar pathway Drusilla. The scorn I received from members of my own house did not necessarily make me angry, though resentful does seem to explain some of my reactions to people over the years. Maybe it has been resentment I have harbored because I stopped sharing Jesus and maybe just maybe there was some thought akin to…”Fine they get what they deserve then.”
    That convicts me deeply.

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