Surviving Criticism

A thick skin and a short memory are the best weapons agains unjust criticism.Few things hurt worse than criticism. A broken bone is painful, but it happens accidentally, and after a while the injury has healed and is forgotten. Criticism, however, is always intentionally inflicted. It is a personal attack. It often leaves a wound of bitterness and resentment. You don’t easily forget criticism. (You are reminded of it whenever you see the person who said it.)

God is the only person to whom you can go without worry that you will be criticized. He is the shelter that protects you. While He may not always be pleased with the choices that you make, His love for you is unconditional.

It is easier to accept criticism when you know that God accepts you.

You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire agains them. You shelter them in your presence far from accusing tongues.

Psalm 31:20

Posted on April 20, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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