Most of us would never acknowledge God as God alone if we didn’t experience crises when no one else could help.
Lord God, if I feel hated by the world, You have told me to keep in mind that it hated You first. You said that if I belonged to the world, it would love me as its own.
As it is, I do not belong to the world, but You, awesome and magnificent God, have chosen me out of the world. That is why the world hates me.
Help me to remember the words You spoke to me: “No servant is greater than his master.” If they persecuted You, they will persecute me also. If they obeyed Your teaching, they will obey the teaching of Your disciples also (John 15:18-20).
Even if my father and mother forsake me, You, Lord, will receive me (Ps. 27:10).