Psalm 121 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. He won’t let you stumble; your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep. God’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you—Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke. God guards you from every evil; he guards your very life. He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, He guards you always.
You want to be strong because people are looking to you to say what needs to be done next and how can you tell them when you don’t know yourself?
You have to do what I heard my dad say so many times at home and over the pulpit, he would say he would grab himself by the nap of the neck, take himself to the nearest mirror, look at himself straight in the eyes and have a little talk with the person that was causing him so much trouble!
What it all comes to is this, when a person is determined to give you trouble by judging your motives when you are doing what you know is right then whose fault is it if they misunderstand? You have to just leave it with God because you will never be able to defend yourself out of a problem. I find that it is hard to have a one sided argument, and if they throw something at you just don’t catch it, let it fall to the ground. One of my problems has always been that I took the words to the song “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” seriously but instead of letting Jesus calm the storm in my life and bring the peace I tried to fix it myself and I have found that does no good what-so-ever.
There is an old hymn that speaks to our soul man, written by Lucie Campbell-Williams: “He’ll Understand and say Well Done”, If when you give Him the best of your service, Telling the world that the Savior has come. Be not dismayed if men don’t believe you, He’ll understand and say, “Well done.”
That right there is the only thing that matters…