As the secrets of the heart become exposed by Jesus’, there becomes a division between truth and falsehood, love and lies, purity and sinfulness.
There are times when following Jesus will cause you to be on your own, distinct from your family. In times when we are feeling threatened or abandoned we have an identity with Jesus who understands our condition. We do not run from our family when lines are drawn, but run to Jesus who will equip us with the grace we need to stand.
Sometimes it is your sin and weakness that causes people to mock and shun your faith. They see disconnect between what you claim to believe and the brokenness of your condition. This causes them to speak against the power that you have surrendered to. In our broken state we cry for God’s mercy on our soul. The sword of God’s Word penetrates us like a surgeon’s knife to bring correction and healing.