“O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul;…But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Psalms 86: 14-15)
It may seem that we are being attacked or maligned or at the very least misunderstood or left out. We may feel beaten down and alone, on the losing side against people who we feel have power over our lives or can destroy our peace and happiness.
But our God is greater than all our “enemies.” All those worries over what others are thinking or doing can’t overpower God’s compassion and constancy. Likewise, our own doubts and self-condemnation do not hinder God in His active, patient, loving-kindness. We can always look to Him to find out the Truth of our lives—just how safe we are, and just how loved and lovable and good God has made us to be.
Individuals may be ignorant or selfish. They may not treat others as they should or could. They may cause us to lose our trust in others and in ourselves. But persons and their limited ideas are not Truth. God alone knows us and all, in the way that is right and gracious and saving. His mercy and truth don’t battle with false accusations and fears. They simply dissolve these and reveal the victory—our lives at one with God and His purpose and therefore safe, unharmed, approved of, and wholly good.
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