(Proverbs 27:16 KJV) Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
Do you have someone in your life that matches this person? The previous verse talks about a wife that is hard to live with. The principle being expressed can be applied over many relationships. Some people cannot be protected from themselves. It is useless to try. The wind is used as an illustration. I don’t have much hair left and I know when it is windy. It doesn’t do any good to ignore it. I have tried hair spray and that works well until the wind gets too strong. I have tried hats. Some work. Some don’t. The best solution is to avoid the wind and stay inside. When I can’t do that all I can do is live with it.
Notice that Solomon doesn’t have an answer either.
So? Life has pot holes and speed bumps. Some you can avoid. Some you can’t. God has promised to shield us from what we can’t deal with and give us the grace to live in victory over the rest. I need to remember that today.