#thirstythursday / when you feel you’ve been wronged

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Note: this blog post is in no way a cryptic message directed towards anyone specific in my life. Remember, I don’t do drama. Ha! This is more of a reflection of people that have crossed my path lately.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve encountered various friends with situations in which they feel they’ve been completely wronged. We’ve all been there before, right?. Thoughts go through our mind as we try to comprehend difficult situations.

How could she lie to me?

How could they say something like that?

How could this happen to our family?

Why would he act like that?

Why would they make up things that never happened?

I can’t live like this any more – the stress is unbearable.

I’ll admit I’ve said a few of those very lines while venting and thinking about how wrong someone else was in their behavior towards me and my family.

This can be ESPECIALLY tough when you bring Christians and church folk into the mix…ohhhh, yes. I did go there.

Don’t act like you don’t know!

Church drama is the very reason so many unbelievers stay away – calling us hypocrites and the such. And sometimes they are actually right.

Fact is, we’re are all a bunch of broken people in need of a Savior, Christian or not.

It’s hard not to be defensive and dwell on the bad when you’re in the midst of a tough circumstance in your life. It’s more tempting to be a victim and let everyone around you know how WRONG someone else was. Right?? Right.

I sat with a friend today and her testimony of walking through an extremely trying time for her family with grace, integrity and humbleness sent such hope into my soul.

Yes, they feel they’ve been wronged in a major way.

But – they’re trusting God to deal with the circumstance and leaving it be. It’s not their battle, it belongs to God and the enemy that tries so desperately to tear us down.

I was reminded of scripture in the book of Proverbs where Solomon gives us hope:

#1 – Godly people find life. Evil people find death.

#2 – God detests crooked hearts. He delights in those with integrity.

#3 – Evil people will be punished. The children of the godly will go free.

If we step back and remind our broken hearts of these truths, we can be assured that God has our circumstance handled.

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We don’t have to justify, defend or vent. If we’re living a life of integrity before God – in all things, big and small – He is our defense and shield. The battle against our wrongs is already won.

This song came on Pandora as I was wrapping up my work this afternoon and the words JUMPED out at me. He takes all that is wrong and makes it right.

 

Though times it seems
Like I’m coming undone
This walk can often feel lonely
No matter what until this race is won
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
Oh, O’Lord O’Lord I know You hear my cry
Your love is lifting me above all the lies
No matter what I face this I know in time
You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right
You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right
Your strength is found
At the end of my road
Your grace it reaches to the hurting
Still through the tears and the questioning why
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
I will stand my ground where hope can be found

Oh Lord by Lauren Daigle

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12 comments

  1. I will be the first to admit sometimes I just needed to shut up!! I suffer from this condition called caring to much! Do a lot times I get hurt, bad mouthed and it really hurts and I feel like if the situation was brought to me first it would have been resolved much quicker with no hurt feelings. This is something that been weighing on my heart so thank you for this and for being real:)

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  2. Going through ugly times it seems so hard not to think about “me:” and all the hurtful things “I” am going through, but if we can just stop for a nano-second and remember this is in the hands of Jesus and he will “make it right” Thank you so much for this reminder and a song to stick in my head to pull out when i need to hear these words.

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