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Vengeance is the Lord’s, Not Ours

Posted on: 7-15-112013

Today was one of those days when almost every time the phone rang, the news I heard from the other end was not so good.  A friend and I spent a good while on the phone sharing our days and all of the stresses that we had encountered.  She was having one of those days as well.  When we were about to hang up, we said we hoped each other’s night was better.  As soon as I hung up from her, my husband called to let me know that his laptop had just been stolen.  He sat it down at work and a lady came right up, took it, and walked out the door.  I was stunned by the audacity of this woman! I cannot imagine having the boldness to steal something from someone in a public place in broad daylight! Of course, my husband is infuriated. He wants vengeance and he wants it NOW!  Most of us can relate to these feelings.  When someone wrongs us or someone we love, we want them to pay for their actions.  We want them to hurt as we have hurt.  We want them to feel our wrath.  We want them to know that they have wronged us and we want them to admit it.  We can become so angered over it that we lose perspective of the situation.  We can allow our anger to cause us to overreact and do things we shouldn’t do or say things we shouldn’t say.  This is why God is very clear as to who we should allow to handle these situations: Him and Him alone!  He is the only One who can judge fairly, without prejudice. he is the only One who can do what is best for all parties involved.  He is the only One who issues consequences that fit the crime without any overzealous emotion adding to it. It’s one of the toughest things God calls us to do, but we have to let Him handle things in His way and in His time.  When someone hurts or wrongs one of God’s children, you can be guaranteed that He sees it and He knows all about it.  He will take care of it in His own time and in His own way.  He will not let it go without consequence.  He loves us too much to let it go…we just have to trust Him and wait for Him to do what He does best which is take care of us.

“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; thier foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.” Deuteronomy 32:35

 

 

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