Have you ever found yourself on the other end of the stick? Being falsely accused of something you didn’t do? You’re not in a position to defend yourself. And to make matters worse it was by someone you’d known and trusted for years? David put it this way, “If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers. (Psalm 55:12-14 NKJV)

This issue is weighing heavy upon your heart and you want to retaliate, but instead we must follow God’s word that teaches us…“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) From a realistic perspective you want to do everything to defend your honor and attack them the way they attacked you, but that is not the right thing to do. Because before you know it you will be right down there in the mud with them. This is not a mud wrestling match—no this is a spiritual battle that can only be won through continuing to do what’s right no matter what direction this thing may go. That same Psalm reminds us “Leave your troubles with the Lord, and he will defend you; he never lets honest people be defeated.” (Psalm 55:22 GNT)

You just have to pray and continue to pray. It may not feel good where you are right now, but at least prayer will stablize your spirit so you can think clearly and hear what the Lord is instructing you concerning the matter.

Dear Loving God, thank you for another day of life. Today, I seek a change of heart. I was wrongfully blamed for something and it weighs heavily on my heart. I suffer from my hardness. Please change me Lord. I know that only You can do this. Please let the truth come out and let Your will be done. I pray that I keep my focus on you and you alone. I may not understand why some people do the things they do or how everything will work out, but I trust You. I don’t see a way, but I know You will make a way. Things may look dark and bleak now, but I have faith that my dawn is on the way. Father I have faith and believe You are my Redeemer, Deliverer, and Restorer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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