The words of Psalm 119:141-144a come to mind, “Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.”
The negative reactions and hurtful words of people and their rejection of us can easily block out Truth from our thoughts.
But our response must be to go immediately to your Word,
Lord, to find our comfort, perspective, help and direction there. People may not understand us, but you do. We may not understand what’s happening and why, but you do and will help us through it.
“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.”
I must choose to make your commands my delight, Lord, not being comfortable or having freedom from stress, for in the midst of difficulty your Word is sweeter still.
Prayer: “Praise you for your great wisdom, love, grace and goodness. We bow before you in worship, O Lord, we lift up your name, we exalt you in your perfection and we surrender our hearts to your love. We then rise up to obey you throughout the day as part of our worship. May you be glorified in our lives today. Amen.”