You’ve been hurt or falsely accused. You long for vindication. I get it. I’ve been there.
Oswald Chambers wrote, “Our weakness lies in always wanting to vindicate ourselves.”
Writing for Psychology Today, Dr. Lori Katz addresses this subject head-on. She cites the key to peace: “You must disengage from the entire drama of pain.”
Seeking self-vindication is a natural response to pain. But a better response is to engage the process of disengaging from that pain.
God stands ready to help. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
If you’ve been deeply hurt by another person, never forget the one who never forgets you. God is on your side.
Recovery Step: Draw near to God and leave the vindication business in his hands.