Psalm 7:15-16 - He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
Everybody has bad days. However, when scorn and derision come your way you may think that it’s your fault, but it’s not. Someone may try to make you believe that all of the problems in their life are your fault. But sometimes it’s just a bad day. Nothing more. Nothing less. We each have the power in our hands to dig a ditch and lay down in it, but we don’t have the right to drag someone else down into that ditch with us. If we do, not only will the other person be hurt by our wrongful accusations, they may have been the only person who could have helped us get out, yet we’ve managed to eliminate them. We don’t have to take that scorn and derision and let it rest on our shoulders. Don’t let yourself be dragged into a ditch someone else has dug.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.