1 Corinthians 4:5 states, "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the
Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God."
Let us continue to do our best to love and to serve with pure hearts. It might be difficult when it seems that others don't care, others seem hateful, or circumstances seem unfair. This verse exhorts us not to focus on what others say/think, but to keep our focus on things above. It is a wonderful reminder that God knows our hearts and will give us praise soon and very soon. It amazes me that we will actually be praised when we are so undeserving! God is full of goodness that is beyond our comprehension. Let us keep our minds thinking of the grace He has bestowed on our own lives. It is impossible to stay down if we will be disciplined enough to meditate on His faithfulness to us.