One of the toughest things to handle is accusation – unjust accusation! It stings – it hurts! Every cell in our psyche wants to retaliate! How could they do this to me?! And worse yet, sometimes the attack comes from a so-called “friend!”
That’s the situational context behind Psalm 55 – my Bible reading during “coffee with the Lord” this morning… (Listen, someone who is going through that kind of crisis, needs the inspired words – the Godly instruction of this Psalm today!)
The issue… How to respond in a Godly way when it happens to YOU! Here’s an excerpt from the Psalm that I believe gives us guidance… (It comes as a prayer and a word of assurance…)
“Give ear to my prayer, O God – hide not Yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me [i.e.. Pay attention to my prayer] and answer me!
“It is not an enemy who taunts me – then I could bear it! It is not an adversary who deals insolently with me – then I could hide from him! But it is my equal, my companion, my familiar friend! We used to take sweet counsel together, within God’s house…
“But I call to God, and the Lord will save me! Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and He hears my voice!
“OH CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE LORD, AND HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU! HE WILL NEVER PERMIT THE RIGHTEOUS TO BE MOVED!” (From Psalm 55)
Seems like a good solution to me! Find a private place for prayer… pour out you heart – your feelings to the Lord! Ask Him to help you – defend you – guide you! Put it all in the Lord’s hands! Trust him to act on your behalf! He will!!!