False Accusations

falseaccusations

 

Have you ever been falsely accused?  Have you been the scapegoat of someone’s mistakes?  Have you been bitterly attacked by someone who didn’t have all the facts?

 

How did you respond?  Did your emotions rule over your replies?

 

It’s easy to let our emotions take over in situations where someone is hurting us.  We feel unjustifiably accused.  We feel that we need to be counted “innocent until proven guilty” and not the other way around!  I innocently asked some of those questions at dinner the other night, and boy did I get a response!  My husband remembered something his Grandmother accused him of over 30 years ago!  My son remembered getting in trouble for something my other son did.  My other son reminded me of earlier that day when I unjustly accused him of breaking my drawer handle.  Yikes!

 

In Psalm 56, David was hated and falsely accused.  “All day they twisted his words, and their thoughts for him were evil.”  They wanted to kill him!  But what did David do?  When he was afraid, he put his trust in God.  When his enemies were ready to attack he said, “When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.”   He had faith that he would be ok because God was for him!  We can have that same faith and promise today!  God is for us, and when we are afraid, we put our trust in Him.  In verse 11 he says, “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

 

On Sunday, our Pastor was preaching in James, and shared about letting your “Yes be Yes, and your No, No.”  He reminded us that when our word is true, we don’t have to defend ourselves.  Our character and words of truth will prevail.  When you always speak the truth and are not wishy washy, people trust you.  There are no doubts.  Yes, we all do sin and fall short, but our character shines truth. People won’t question you long if they know you are trustworthy.

 

We don’t need to give into our emotions when we are falsely accused.  We can put our trust in God, and let Him take care of delivering us from the enemy or give us strength to endure.

 

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”   ~ Psalm 56:3~

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Comments

  1. Great devotional Sara! You should have a like symbol- like the ones they have on Facebook!

  2. We have experienced a few “big deal” false accusations. I agree with James’ teaching about simply speaking the truth. Sometimes we have to bite our tongues and allow God to serve as our Defender. He is faithful. Great thoughts.

    • Isn’t it so hard to bite our tongues sometimes!? Especially when we know the truth!! Like you said though, the best thing to do is to let God defend us. Thanks for the comment! I love your blog by the way! P.S. I never knew there was a National Forgiveness Day!