Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. – Psalm 37:5-8
There are times when, although we seek to conscientiously order our way according to the Word of God, we may yet be considered by some to be evildoers. At such times, we must examine our hearts.
- Have we allowed ourselves to be deceived in some way?
- Are we truly desiring to obey God in the matter?
If our true desire is to obey the Lord, by faith, then we must not fret about being misunderstood: We must at that point commit our way to the Lord. If we have done our utmost, without resorting to sinful anger, to communicate our true position to the one who misunderstands us, then we can rest assured that the Lord Himself will show that we are righteous; He will make sure that justice is done.
When we have done all that we lawfully may to seek a right understanding with others, yet do not experience satisfaction, our part is to commit the matter to the Lord. We must calmly trust the Lord in the disquieting circumstance. Though we do not see how the situation can be rectified, yet we can rest in Him, and wait for Him to make all right for us.