As Deaf and Mute

What would you do when people reject you and say evil things against you? What would you do when you experience this kind of treatment after choosing to do what is right? It is difficult to stay quiet at such moments. Our immediate reaction would be to defend ourselves and prove that we are right.

It is not uncommon for us to experience judgemental opinion from people. To be rejected and criticized without due reason. We see this rampant in social media. People easily comment and drop discriminating and insensitive words to people they barely knew or who are actually totally strangers. Perhaps, if we are just honest with ourselves, we may also be guilty of misjudging others. We judge by appearances and sometimes we mistakenly formed a negative opinion about others which ultimately lead us to say things which we should not have said. Our words and actions hurt others.

Our best response to situation when we are misjudged or mistreated is by looking at what Jesus would like us to do. Jesus teaches us to pray for people who mistreat us. This is empowering, heart-changing, mind-transforming, and soul-healing act. When we learn to pray for people who misjudge us and mistreat us, we find ourselves growing in love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. We find the grace to forgive them.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.”

– Matthew 5:43-45 (WEB)

Be as deaf and mute when people misjudge you. Whenever I am tempted to speak my mind in a not so pleasing manner when people misjudge me, I am always reminded of how meek and silent Jesus Christ was before the people who misjudged Him, insulted Him, and mistreated Him. He was like deaf and mute to the cutting words and the hurting rejection of people who did not see Him as the Savior of the world. We were once like those people, who rejected Jesus as Lord, but when we open His Word, we tasted love so pure and grace so great.

The man after God’s own heart, David, also experienced great rejection that even his friends turned against him and said evil things about him. Yet, David put his hope in God.

“My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away. They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long. But I, as a deaf man, don’t hear. I am as a mute man who doesn’t open his mouth. Yes, I am as a man who doesn’t hear, in whose mouth are no reproofs. For I hope in you, Yahweh. You will answer, Lord my God.

– Psalms 38:11-15 (WEB)

When we put our hope in God, we are empowered by His Spirit to be as deaf and mute to rejection and misjudgements. We have peace that surpasses understanding because we trust God to vindicate us.

There is no need to make a noise or to retaliate in anger. There is no need to devise revenge for mistreatment done and said against us. When we choose to obey the Lord and some people around us are not pleased with it, hope in God and trust Him to make things right. God is our salvation.

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

7 thoughts on “As Deaf and Mute

  1. 💜 The First Thing I Say to The Other is Neither of Us is “evil” but Some of Us ARE MisGuided; then We Enter a Respectful Discussion about the Nature of Judgement and How To Shed that JUDGING!!! that Creates “evil” behaviour…the Various Different Versions of Religious Tomes ARE To Be Respected by Those who ARE NOT!!! Religious via Personal Interpretation; put as simply as I can an Individual who Deliberately Harms Others may be Judged as “evil” and The Acts ARE “evil” whether the Harm is Physical or Psychological as They ARE Often Miserably MisGuided by Religious Tomes rather than Guided by Their Hearts with many Blaming Demons for Their Own very “evil” Sin, Actions and Transgressions; instead of Dealing with The Mental Demons in Their Heads…it’s Crystal 🔮 Clear Clarity that “Judge not yet ye be judged…” ~Bro Jesu Makes Sense and Mohammed, and Others, said something similar; so I Suggest Start with “Judge” YOURSELF!!! for “evil” by Admitting, Acknowledging and Addressing YOUR!!! MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues) then Judge NOT!!! Others but, Do Set Boundaries, Assert The Boundaries but Don’t Be Mean and DO!!! Assist “evil” folk to understand what Admitting, Acknowledging and Addressing MMHI Means (pun definitely intended)



  2. This is something very hard to do but once we do, very rewarding, the true joy and peace will surely be tasted. What amazing God! One of a kind! I will do this, ill be deaf and mute in situations like this. Thank you for this mam Deb. I love you!❤️

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  3. Not responding in such situations is hard but it is the right thing to do. I agree that when we pray for them it changes the love we feel towards them and helps us extend grace.
    A good reminder. Thanks Deborah 💙

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