When one takes an unpopular position or refuses to utterly cast away those who have that position one will find him or herself with the same enemies. We have a Great Shepherd in whom we can place our trust. The psalmist writes:
Psalm 25:1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. ESV
The Lord, to the cross, has borne our shame. Even though we sin along side our enemies we are not going to be put to shame over it. Those who make themselves enemies of God’s children also make Him an enemy as well. Their treachery does not go unnoticed by our Lord. We can only pray that the Lord grant them true repentance and restoration. May they feel the shame they want to inflict on others so to cling to the cross for forgiveness.
Lifting one’s soul to the Lord he or she is hidden in Him. No lasting harm can befall there for He has descended to the lowest parts and into destruction for His loved ones. He will raise us up on the last day and today as well when we cast all this care upon Him.
Father, forgive them in the Name and for the sake of Jesus for they know not what they do. Amen †