13 Instructions for Dealing with Mistreatment

Psalm 37 offers some excellent things to do when mistreated.


When we face injustice, mistreatment, slander, hatred, jealousy, or resentment Psalm 37 has a rich message for us.

1. Don’t fret (worry). verses 1,8
See also: Philippians 4:6
2. Don’t envy the success of bad people. v.1
See also: 1 Corinthians 13:4
3. Trust, hope, and find refuge in the Lord. v. 3,9,40
See also: Proverbs 3:5
4. Commit our way to God. v.5
See also: Proverbs 3:6
5. Wait patiently for the Lord. v.7,34
See also: James 5:7-11
6. Don’t become angry. v.8
See also: James 1:19-20
7. Be content. v.16
See also: Philippians 4:12-13
8. Remember God cares for the righteous. v.18-19,23-24,28,32-33,39-40
See also: 1 Peter 3:12.
9. Remember God’s faithfulness. v.25
See also: Psalm 25:10
10. Don’t return evil. v.27
See also: Romans 12:17-21
11. Speak wisely. v.30
See also: James 1:5
12. Follow God’s Word. v.31
See also: Psalm 119:9-16
13. Look for Godly examples. v.37
See also: 1 Corinthians 11:1

Concerning the wicked:
1. The Lord laughs at them. v.13
2. Their plans will backfire. v.15
3. Their plans, lives, and memories will die. v.2,10,17,20,33,34,36,38

The righteous will:
1. Inherit “the land” (peace, a future). v.3,9,11,22,29,37,39
2. Be granted their desires. v.4*
3. Be proven right. v.6
4. Be loved and enjoyed by God. v.23,29
5. Not be condemned. v.33
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* The righteous will be granted their desires because they desire the will of God. For a full explanation see Whose Heart Desires

To see an example of creative journaling using Psalm 37, check out Psalm 37 - Jesus Journaling

Sometimes we gain understanding of a passage by writing bullet points (lists) of the truths it contains. Our lists may not all look the same (see the slightly different list below), but it's a helpful study tool for growing in our understanding of God's Word.

Sometimes we gain understanding of a passage by writing bullet points (lists) of the truths it contains. It's a helpful study tool for growing in our understanding of God's Word.



Psalm 37 offers some excellent things to do when mistreated.



10 comments:

  1. Lord give me patience wisdom and peace ss I learn not to become sngry or offended or upset when my husband speaks un kindly to me while speaking kindly to others. He is grieving from having a massive cancer surgery.
    I have been with him all the way and yet he becomes very distant and short with me. I don't ask fir much ecceot to be treated kindly as he treats the nurses Drs and his children. I am trying to serve him as Jesys says but my heart is also broken. He spoke to me this way even before the cancer. I just want respect from him. In Jesus name. Amen.
    I have been praying constantly fir his healing and salvation and have others agreeing with me as well. I know itvis satan causing this rift so I bind you satan .you have no part in my marriage .As A child of God I am to be treated the way God says a wife shoukd be treated.
    Marilynn

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    1. Praying in agreement with you. Keep your eyes on Jesus and he will sustain you. Praying for you too.

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  2. my sister speaks very unkindly to me...she suffer from memories of our child
    life and she has a drinking problem.Please pray for me because of this problem I,m on anti-depession tablets.Thanks,

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    1. Dear Unknown,
      I pray that you will understand God's love for you that will move you beyond the mistreatment of your sister.

      And since I don't know you, Unknown, please scroll to the top of this page and click the words "Eternal life" on the blue bar. It will explain the importance of knowing Christ....not knowing about Him, but genuinely knowing Him. If you haven't made a commitment to Christ, that is the most important thing you can do right now!!

      God bless you.

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  3. Hello Mrs. Gail, can I preach this to others. Because alot of people are struggling and dealing with mistreatment. And I really wanted to help them. I also wanted this to preach on my YouTube channel. But I'll give credit to you. Thank you so much Mrs. Gail, this helped me so much. Some of my family always mistreated me but I always remain silent and in the end I burst tears. Thank you so much.
    God answered my prayers! About how to deal with mistreatment! Praise God!

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    1. Dear Spread the Good News,
      Could you email me at biblelovenotes@gmail.com
      Then I can give you all the info on using this devotion.
      Thanks.

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    2. Thanks so much for the insight on 13 instructions for dealing with mistreatment

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