as i was reading the scriptures God has given me for the situation we r walking thru, i came upon this encouraging reminder.
the following is taken from THE WOMAN'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE (Zondervan)
It’s Not Fair!
BEING THE VICTIM of injustice can test the very roots of our faith. Lori discovered this when her husband, Sam, was accused of animal abuse the winter several of his cattle died in a blizzard. Although autopsies revealed the animals had been well fed, a key defense witness wasn’t allowed to testify and important evidence was not submitted. Still, Lori and Sam trusted the jury to sift through the case and find him innocent. Instead, he was convicted and sentenced to five years probation and a large fine. They could have allowed bitterness and anger to cloud their lives, but instead they chose to hang on to the promises of God that David describes in .
Almost everyone at one time or another has experienced a situation where they find themselves saying, “That’s not fair!” The psalmist faced such a situation when he saw his enemies prosper while he suffered. David, however, turned his focus to God; he found hope in knowing that God would set things right. What was the path David took to finding peace in the midst of injustice?
• “Trust in the Lord.” Every event in our lives — good and bad — is filtered through God’s sovereign hands. We can trust God to use for our good anything that others intend as evil.
• “Do good.” Whatever happens, despite the injustices that we suffer, we are to choose the higher path that demonstrates God’s Spirit within us.
• “Dwell in the land.” Though we may feel like running away from conflict or trying to hide from challenges, doing so robs us of experiencing how God can provide a place of rest and safety: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety” ( ).
• “Take delight in the Lord.” Rather than getting depressed about our tough situation, turning our thoughts to God’s presence and singing his praise songs will lift our spirits.
• “Commit your way to the Lord.” We can decide to follow God, regardless of what others do or say.
• “Be still before the Lord.” We can afford a lifetime of patience, for we know that God will make things right. He is a just God who will one day rule and reign with complete fairness and impartiality.
question #1 is answered this way:
an accusation that can tear a family apart was done to us September 2015 and we r still dealing with it.
question #2 is answered this way:
at first we were shocked by it. then a sadness entered as we found out more about the accusation and the accuser. the fight was then on to prove our innocence. and it has not been easy to walk this road.
immediately got people praying and interceding for us and the one accusing. it was important that God be right in the middle of all this.
i ran to God and He gave me peace. such a calming peace. i definitely was angry but i gave it to God and He has given me more peace to continue on the journey and to help my hubby get thru this.
question #3 is answered this way:
continue reading God's Word, spending time with Him each day, and inviting Him to be part of my day. the key is to thank Him and praise Him.
finding the ability to continue on each can be hard if i let the circumstances weigh me down. i have learned and stilling learning to just let God handle it. every time i start getting down about what is happening or hear somthing that shakes me, i have to remind myself that God is in this and He knows exactly what is going on and all i have to do is trust Him and believe what He has already told us about our situation.
one thing both hubby and i r learning is to be thankful for each day we have together. we both know that it could change in a heartbeat.
God has taught so many things thru this time of walking thru something that we really should not have to deal with. God has kept both of us together, growing in love for both God and each other. a love that is deeper than most people will experience. our bond is also stronger. only God Himself knows this kind of love and bonding.
walking with God thru this heart-wrenching situation has taught us many things about God and ourselves. our prayer together is that truth is revealed, grace, mercy, and forgiveness be given to all involved with this.