Taking it patiently,

Have you ever been blamed and accused when you were not at fault? You had done nothing wrong, yet someone was clearly agitated toward you for some reason and definitely blamed you for the agitation. God gives us clear direction as to how we should react to this situation.

1 Peter 2:19 says, "For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully." The word "grief" here can be translated annoyance or affliction. God wants us to endure affliction that we do not deserve, just as Christ did. Christ suffered wrongfully for our sakes, yet He did not object. As the scripture says, "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:" Christ knew that He did not have to justify Himself. He did not need to defend Himself. He simply acted with meekness, controlling His strength, and left the results to God.

I would like to challenge you, when you are accused wrongly, leave it to God. Don’t get caught up with defending yourself or being right. Give the situation to God. Let Him exert His control. Rest in the peace He has given you and know that He is working out His plan. If you do, He promises that your actions will be acceptable with Him.

"For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God." – 1 Peter 2:20


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