God speaks to us through many different ways and this just happened to be my quiet time this morning. He brings us peace and quiets our spirit if we are still before Him and choose to listen. It requires complete trust in His promises and knowing that He will do what He says He will do. God is faithful.
"Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity."
The charges were ridiculous. Didn't people have anything better to do than create perverse fantasies about other people? Cliff had been helping Judy through a really tough time in her life. The two had spent many long hours together, often sitting up through the night in Cliff's apartment, talking. Now, a select committee from the school was calling into question Cliff's fitness to teach "young, impressionable minds." Important matters would take a backseat to an imagined scandal. It was ironic that when a person tried his hardest to do something good, his motives were most suspect.
Doing what is right and good is sometimes risky. There is always someone who will question our motives and try to undermine the good we hope to accomplish. Be assured that God sees all things, and He will richly reward those who continue to do right, even in the face of stiff opposition.
Prayer: I need to know that You are on my side and that You will not leave me to fight on my own. I am constantly made aware of how hard it is to do good things. Fill me with perseverance, Lord. Amen.
Wisdom from the Psalms