1 Peter 2:23 (AMP)23 When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly.
We all have a fear of being hurt, mistreated and taken advantage of. When we live in that fear we are constantly living in a self-protection mode. Living in a self-protection is not necessarily faith. It is hard to trust people when we have been hurt in our lives. We can use past hurts as an excuse not to trust. It is time to get rid of the trust excuse and stop living in fear that we will be mistreated. We will be mistreated – problem solved. We should not let the fear of being mistreated keep ups from loving and being loved.
We seem to think that if we do not take care of ourselves then nobody will. The truth of the matter is, God will take care of us. When we fear and are in self-protection mode it is almost as we do not believe that God will take care of injustices for us. He will take care of situations. When we trust God every single thing will work out for our good.
I am not saying we want to put ourselves in an abusive relationship – there are times when it makes sense to get out of relationships – but we have to have some balance in our lives and not run anytime someone upsets us. Not everyone is like the person who abused you and not everyone is like the person who used you in the past.
We tend to want to run away from everything that is difficult or hard. We have to quit being so touchy about everything. It is not our job to make people treat us right. Instead of getting mad, we can go to God and ask God to handle it. It may actually be we are being over sensitive rather than we are being mistreated. God will help us discern those differences. We have a responsibility to understand what our responsibility is in the relationship and why we may get hurt and live in the self-protection mode al of the time.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen