Have you ever been falsely accused, or felt that your character was misrepresented in some way? Sometimes people seem to come up with assumptions without knowing the whole story. We are all guilty of seeing things through lenses of bias and past hurts. Sometimes there is a misunderstanding and wrong conclusions are drawn. Deception, I believe is a major ploy of the enemy to destroy relationships. Many times because of it our destiny seems to be delayed. But God calls us to rest in Him, to trust that He will vindicate us.
I don’t know about you, but to me that is a very difficult task. The part of “resting in Him” that is difficult to me is His timing. However, I do know that no matter how long I wait, I know the truth will always prevail. it just seems to take too long for my liking. I am just being honest.
Another thing that is difficult is that waiting and resting in Him doesn’t always mean that we sit back and do nothing. Sometimes He asks us to take steps that are difficult for us. Sometimes we must confront some fears deep inside us. It may look like being silent in some form or it may look like having difficult conversations. Shouldn’t we strive through trials to be more like him?
Peter 2: 21:23 (NASB) For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.
God is doing a work in us as we wait and rest (whatever that may look like). I know he has humbled me, and taught me to surrender in deeper ways. No matter how long it takes, always remember God will indeed vindicate us! When we try to defend ourselves (our way), we make matters worse. Al least that has been my experience. The truth will be made known. God is trustworthy!! So let us persevere in faith with hope.
Romans 5:1-5 (NASB)
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.