I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection.
You are my God and I trust you.”Psalm 91:2
So when people say bad things about you or when you think bad things about yourself where do you turn. A trusted friend can make a difference – a loving voice can reassure you – and ultimately the One who created us, who knows us, who sustains our spirit is our place of safety and protection. What you and I consider a major disaster and cosmic problem is to the One a minor hiccup in the journey of eternity. The Spirit speaks to our spirit and says, “Don’t worry about little thinkers of life – they are big stinkers. People jeered Noah, mocked Paul, castigated Luther, and mocked God’s servants in every generation.” The message comes and reminds us that, “If you are not attacked you are not really doing your job.” There is that saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln that goes, “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” The only one who rises above personal, juvenile, petty, cowardly public attacks is the one who looks at us and adores us. We are broken pots who have been glued together by the Master who loves us so much that there would never be a thought of tossing us on the junk heap. It would be better to piece us together and let us continue serving than dispose of us and start all over. That is why we, like the Psalmist say, we “trust in You.”