So you’ve been wronged.
Friends, we are living in a world that is full of wrongs, injustices, and unfair actions. People are mistreated every single day. You may have been mistreated this week. Perhaps you were singled out by a boss. Maybe your spouse has grown spiteful or doesn’t support you walk with the Lord. You may have family members who constantly engage in emotional abuse or manipulation. We could go on and on about the specifics, but in reality, all of us know what it is to be in the middle of an unfair situation.
When we are in these moments, how do we react?
Before we answer that question, I suppose there is a question that is more valid to us. So often we find ourselves coming up with the right answers, but we are asking the wrong questions. The question is not how do we act in the face cruelty. The question is not even how have we been taught to act, or how heroes of our society or even heroes of the faith have carried themselves. The question is “How SHOULD we act in the face of being personally wronged?”
The scripture provides the answer to how we act in these situations. In fact, we find the answer to how we should act in every situation.
Ephesians 1 tells us “we, who were the first to hope in Christ, should live for the praise of His glory”
Simply put, our existence is to bring Glory to God.
As believers, our relationships are about loving others. Our existence is not about the desires of our earthly man being met, our egos being fed, and our emotions ruling. Our interactions are about bringing glory to God and being vessels of His Grace.
We must enter every situation, even when we have been wronged, with Paul’s instructions in mind, “whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”
So when you have been wronged, remember that you are still called to bring Glory to God.
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