I grew up in ballet and dancing so music and worship is a big part of my daily life. I cry during a good song. I have been dealing with some things lately that involve people treating me wrong in an underhanded way and that hurts me worse than someone outright being mean to me. I’m a peaceful person I don’t like mean, gossipers, judgement, and everything else that goes with that. I like happy and all that encompasses.
Today as I was driving, I was in tears as I thought about the things mentioned above, when God brought to remembrance this song, Rise Up Mighty Warrior. As I thought about part of the first verse and the chorus, I knew that is what I am going to have to do. RISE UP! God will take care of the rest.
Here are the words that really got to me today when I was upset:
To all who’ve suffered at the hands of another,
Come out from the bitterness, come out from the shame
Well the God of creation is calling out your name
Turn to those with love who have only brought you pain!
So, RISE UP MIGHTY WARRIOR, RISE UP!
And receive what only God can give
He gives life thought the blood of Jesus Christ
He gives love and the strength to forgive
The people that are judging me, talking about me, really have nothing to do with me at all, but rather the insecurities and the issues in their lives they want to project onto me. Of course I’m not perfect but I never claimed to be, I just do my best and unfortunately that’s not enough for some but I can’t let that be my issue. So, I just have to love these people where they are at and let God take care of the rest. If they are meant to be in my life there is a reason though,I might ask God a whiney why. If they aren’t supposed to be in my life God will take them out. I will only grow stronger because of the pain I feel through their judgement and harsh words, while they will only tear themselves down in the end.
So, if you are having a hard time because someone is talking about you, judging you…love them and rise up. Pray and let God handle it, he’s the dad who doesn’t allow his children to be weakened by the words of another. Yes it will hurt, but let that strengthen you. Remember to guard your heart so that when an attack comes through words or whatever you will stand through it! It’s not up to us to put people in their place but rather love them for who they are and let God deal with them. Usually when people lash out directly or indirectly it ultimately has nothing to do with you at all but rather the problems/situations in their lives that they are trying to avoid.
That got a little deep but oh well, it’s what was on my heart and I have to share. No more being timid, sometimes you just have to speak it out. HOWEVER when you do have to be bold remember there is a way to present something, you can be bold and NOT hurt another’s feelings. That message will have to wait for another day LOL.
So what are some songs you love to hear that really speak to your spirit when you are going through a hard time?
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