It happens to every true lover of GOD and His son. And it is written in the word that these thing will happen too.
Those of us who do listen to GOD, love GOD, and have an unconditional loving relationship with GOD and His son know this….many will hate us because of this. It is like they can sense GOD within us even when we walk into a room. People who hate Jesus will feel him in us and will try to do us any kind of harm or even just even “snarl” and grit their teeth in hate.
I have had many people who I have never met will call me sister! Never have we seen each other before, give me hugs and kisses like a long-lost brother or sister! It touches my heart and theirs too! Making each others day. We may not meet again until we cross over to the other side and be with our Lord, giving Him praise and thanks! It just warms my very soul when I meet such wonderful people. And not all are in Church either, they are random people I meet in traveling in everyday events.
There seems to be less and fewer people now a days they that will openly say are a child of GOD. But how are we to plant the seed of encouragement to others if we hide our love for GOD and His son Jesus? Some people welcome to hear you talk about Jesus and feel good to know another fellow Christian!
You will find those that find out you are a true Christian they seek to challenge your faith. To prove to others you are not what you say you are . And this will come from those who do love sin, and hate those who love the Lord. They could be at school, or work, or anywhere you will be. If they see you every single day, they will watch you, looking to see you do what they would do. As though they feel you are too good to be true.
They feel you are also judging them for the life style they are living. But if you are just being polite and showing yourself as friendly, they take it in a secular mindset they you want and need them to be your friend and will treat in a way as thou you need them to be a friend to you. But this is not what being nice and polite is in the Christian mind-set. They turn from you and do not want anything to do with you.
They may not want anything to do with you but GOD does, and HE does want to be with you so much that HE sent His son Jesus to save us from the sins we all have done that is like a wall of sin or a deep split in the earth of sin between us and GOD. Jesus is the answer to that and has made a bridge for us to go thru on to reach the heavenly FATHER.
And this is so wonderful that an all-powerful GOD, who made heaven and earth, knows and sees all, is present everywhere at all times, know what our hearts are , wants us to come home because HE does love us so.
Do not let people who hate the LORD still your joy, and distract you from GOD, and accepting Jesus as your savior. Read Psalm 37. You will see that the same issues you are having right now with those who hate GOD, these people back then that loved GOD are going through the same non sense. Same sinful natures only with different people, places and times.
1. (a Psalm of David.) Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 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.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
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Be encouraged and keep your eyes stead fast on our GOD and His beloved son at all times and read the word of GOD to be comforted too.