Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow,
so a curse without cause does not come to rest.

I’m hoping that today’s proverb will be of great comfort to some of you. That’s because it resonates with some situations in my life that I know are situations that resonate with you as well.

Have you ever been accused of something that wasn’t true? Have you ever been treated poorly or even punished because of something you were accused of that wasn’t true? Have you ever gotten stares and glares from people who “know something” about you that isn’t actually the truth? I’m guessing you have. If you haven’t, you probably will.

For some reason, this has happened to me a number of times in my life. I don’t know if it’s just  because I’m a quite and reserved guy, or if I’ve got some kind of lighting rod sticking out of my head that makes me especially susceptible to receiving people’s crap, but regardless, I’ve definitely gotten my fair share of this kind of junk.

And I hate it!

It’s unjust and unfair. People are making judgements about me based on faulty information from a 3rd, 4th or 5th party. Where is the balance in that?! That’s not right!

It’s not.

And the good thing is, it doesn’t last. Because sooner or later, people will realize the truth. They will see how situations play out and eventually come to realize that what they heard about you wasn’t true and that the person who told you whatever it was is the real problem, not you. And even if they don’t come and apologize (which some will) they will stop staring and glaring.