Good morning, sunshine! This may turn into a longer post at some point in time, but for now I think this brief thought will suffice.
There are many circumstances and interactions with people in my life that leave me feeling frustrated and defeated in not knowing how to respond to their unanticipated (passive aggressive) disapproval. I find myself in most cases feeling as though I have to in some way, shape or form show them how rude and incorrect they are and how right I am. Guilty of selfishness on all accounts. Then I'm reminded of God's Word asking "Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." (Gal. 1.10) Who is it really that I am trying to please? Why do I feel the urge to defend myself when my God has my back? This I am learning to be true:
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.