“Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him. Then the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Do You answer nothing? What is it which these men testify against You?” But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.” The high priest tore his robes, saying, “What need do we have of any further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned Him as guilty unto death.” Mark 14:57, 60-64
Even tough Jesus was being false and wrongly accused, He did not open His mouth to justify Himself against those injuries. He was not worried about proving nothing to nobody, because He trusted that God was who justified Him. However, when asked who He was, He answered with the truth. Now imagine what it would be, if before the high priest Jesus became altered, and started to defend Himself: “I didn’t do it; I only help people; they are all liars; they don’t like me that’s why they make up all these things; they’re demonized; let fire come down from heaven and kill them all.” You cannot image something like that happening, can you? Well, but isn’t it how you’ve been reacting to likely situations?
In the Work of God for sure, you will face injustices, misunderstandings, or even false accusations. In these moments many become rebellious, they want to defend themselves, they want to make justice with their own hands, and they even curse whoever raised such falsity. They become despaired, in anguish, and even bewildered, after all to be accused of something you didn’t do hurts the soul. Jesus went through this and stayed silent. When someone wants to justify herself, is the same as putting God aside and take control of the situation. It is the opposite when she trusts all of that in the hands of God and let Him justify her.
Of course that when she is asked, she will answer the truth, just like Jesus did, otherwise she needs to know to wait in God. Even if during the waiting time you suffer, go through shame, feel humiliated, people judge or reject you; you need to be strong to face it all. If during this time you feel angry, frustrated, you get tired, think that God is slow and nothing happens; once again you show that you do not trust. The reality is that you do not let God take control of the situation, you want to drive yourself and crash.
How do you react to accusations and injustices? Who is in control, is it you or Him?
Leave your comments and be sincere in your answer, this will be the first step to acknowledge, call things by their name, and give the control of your life to God once and for all.