Life can be hard. People can be cruel. It hurts even when we expect it, but cruelty from those you thought loved you is an even harder pill to swallow. We all have had someone lie about us, but some of those lies have been quite damaging to our reputation.
Over a year ago, I spoke with a pastor who had several slanderous words said about him in relation to his divorce. As someone else who has been divorced, I could relate. As he shared his woes about the rumors that were spreading, someone gave him two wise words – “Prove yourself!” This pastor was not admonished to get on social media and “set the record straight.” He was simply told to live a consistently godly life, and the Lord would defend him. After a few years went by, the one who gave him the advice told him, “You proved yourself!”
You may be reading this, and you have had people say horrible things about you. I know it hurts. In efforts to try to defend yourself, your accusers will try to say you are just covering for yourself. When you simply live a godly life and allow the Lord to plead your case, He is much more successful. Take your hands off the wheel and let Him drive!