Wednesday, June 24, 2015


From the highly recommended:


- Handling the Hurt -

(It Could Be a Step of Growth)

No one likes to be criticized -- or lied about!  It is discouraging when we are misinterpreted!  It can be depressing when we are disliked without a reason!

ESPECIALLY when it is about the good we try to do --

Notice Jesus' pointed instructions and promise ---

"Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you ... and shall reproach you ... for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold,your reward is great in heaven ..."
Luke 6:22, 23

What are we to do when this criticism and mistreatment comes? Jesus said to "rejoice – and leap for joy". Most of us do not often "leap"; however, there are positive ways in which our joy can be expressed.

Someone else's bad attitude should never get you down! You will just have to let them "enjoy" their misery while you "Enjoy" your walk with The Lord.

Our Lord tells us that we will have a great reward in Heaven just because someone hated us and reproached us. We do not have to work for that reward – it is already in Heaven waiting for us!!

Those who are persecuted will have great reward. For that reason the Lord tells us to rejoice and leap for joy. Like most steps of growth in our Christian life, a CHOICE is required. This choice affects our behavior and our attitude.

For a little humor, allow me to quote a friend of mine who is now with his Lord in Heaven - Evangelist B R Lakin. He would often say:

"There are three things that you need to do to ensure that you will never be criticized -
– Don't ever have anything
– Don't ever know anything
– Don't ever do anything"

Let's dedicate ourselves to "have" what we have – "know" what we know – and "do" what we do for HIS glory!!

Each of us have a great week before us! Let's be blessed and lay up treasure.

See you next week,

David A. Wood



David Wood | | David Wood Ministries | | PO Box 1490 | Panama City, FL 32402


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