Do not say, “I will recompense evil”. Wait for the Lord and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22 NKJV
People will commit all manner of evil acts against us. That is the nature of the world today. We live in a fallen world among people with a sinful nature.
Jesus does not want us to return evil for evil. Jesus wants us to turn to Him for everything!
Jesus wants us to bring everything to Him in prayer. Our Heavenly Father wants us to trust Him with every circumstance of our lives. That means trusting Jesus to deal with every wrongful act committed against us.
That does not make very much sense does it? Shouldn’t we respond to force with equal or greater force? Shouldn’t we find a way to get even when someone harms us?
If we let people walk all over us they might take it as a sign of weakness? People might see our weakness as an opportunity to take advantage of us right? Maybe!
Jesus does not want us to live according to our own understanding. Jesus wants us to live by faith in Him. Jesus wants us to live out our lives with an eternal perspective. Jesus wants us to trust Him enough to obey Him!
Waiting for the Lord to act on our behalf in faith is not a sign of weakness! God is in total control of all things! Every aspect of creation is subject to the Lord’s authority!
Do not react in anger when people harm you. Trust Jesus to avenge you. Trust Jesus to make your enemies be at peace with you. Trust Jesus to bring you and your enemies together in love.
How can I refrain from retaliating when someone harms my family?
God is not asking us to muster up enough faith to be obedient. He is not asking us to figure out how we can obey his commands.
Jesus is telling us to wait for Him to bring about justice in our lives. He is asking us to trust Him with the difficult circumstances that are caused by people who harm us!
I can trust Jesus because He is trustworthy. You can trust Jesus because He is trustworthy. We can trust God with each, and every offense and wrongful act committed against us because He loves us!
Trust Jesus enough to believe every word that proceeds from the mouth of God and you will experience true joy forever!
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