… submit to the authority of those who are your masters—not only to those who are kind and gentle but even to those who are hard and difficult.
You find God’s favour by deciding to please God even when you endure hardships because of unjust suffering. For what merit is it to endure mistreatment for wrongdoing? Yet if you are mistreated when you do what is right, and you faithfully endure it, this is commendable before God.
In fact, you were called to live this way, because Christ also suffered in your place, leaving you his example for you to follow. He never sinned and he never spoke deceitfully. When he was verbally abused, he did not return with an insult; when he suffered, he would not threaten retaliation.
Jesus faithfully entrusted himself into the hands of God, who judges righteously. He himself carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we would be dead to sin and live for righteousness. Our instant healing flowed from his wounding. (1 Peter 2:18)
I read this and my heart sinks. Do I really entrust ALL of me to your care Lord? Let me begin with something simple – please help me to stop being so easily hurt and offended. ❤️