“Listen to me… “The Lord says, ‘Don’t be afraid! Don’t be paralyzed by this mighty army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s!
[2 Chronicles 20:15]
I have learned that there are some battles you can’t win. Indeed, there are some battles you don’t want to win—not if you want to live a life that is pleasing to God.
The battle I refer to here is the one against slander.
Nasty stuff slander. You don’t enter this battle without getting this muck all over you.
It’s hard walking away from slander. (Oh, yeah!) I usually want to pick up my sword and give as good as I get.
(Know what I mean?)
The problem with that scenario is that, then, everyone loses.
Nope, the best thing is to give this battle to God.
Find a promise and stand on it.
If God says He can handle it—He will handle it!
Pour out your heart.
Then, REST in His promises to you.
He has this.
Lord, listen to my complaint: Oh, preserve my life from the conspiracy of these wicked men, these gangs of criminals. They cut me down with sharpened tongues; they aim their bitter words like arrows straight at my heart. They shoot from ambush at the innocent. Suddenly the deed is done, yet they are not afraid. They encourage each other to do evil. They meet in secret to set their traps. “He will never notice them here,” they say. They keep a sharp lookout for opportunities of crime. They spend long hours with all their endless evil thoughts and plans.
But God himself will shoot them down. Suddenly his arrow will pierce them. They will stagger backward, destroyed by those they spoke against.
All who see it happening will scoff at them. Then everyone shall stand in awe and confess the greatness of the miracles of God; at last they will realize what amazing things he does. And the godly shall rejoice in the Lord, and TRUST and praise him.
Psalm 64:1-10 [The Living Bible]