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Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

Backed into a Corner

There are many instances where we would love to take matters into our own hands. I had a situation at my job where there was an error on my timesheet. The secretary, supervisors, and managers were coming against me because they claimed I had falsified my hours. There seemed to be no justice in sight. How stressful!

I don’t make a habit of bringing my outside stress inside my home, but this time it was written all over my face. Even when I tried to smile it off my wife could tell something was eating me up. Honestly, when it happened, I was yelling at my bosses in my mind and in my imagination telling them how condescending and hypocritical they were. My wife told me to leave it to God because it was out of my control.

Here’s a quick little nugget!

No matter how great of a gift you have to encourage others you still need to be encouraged. The simple truth is that if you don’t receive encouragement you will eventually be overwhelmed with discouragement.

Now back to the scripture. Romans 12:19 tells us to leave room for God’s wrath. It tells us that it is God’s job to avenge us. Many times God will allow us to try everything in our power to troubleshoot our issues until we finally trust in Him to handle it perfectly.

So, there was nothing else I could think of to justify my work hours for that particular time period. It was all a mess and I was only responsible for showing up to work and reporting my off days.

Long story short…

There was an email thread about the situation where someone accidentally included a union representative. The union representative got involved and totally demolished any more questions about my timesheet, and squashed the undue harassment inflicted upon me. I didn’t have to do anything else to defend myself.

God will avenge you and He is able to do this in ways that we could never orchestrate. It may be through laws, peace officers, or authorities. Nevertheless, even if all of these fail, the righteous judge will personally step in.

You don’t have to ask for trouble

Jesus told us two thousand years ago that trouble will find us (John 16:33). We have an invisible enemy – the devil who likes to make physical enemies out of the people in our lives, but these people are only being used for his purpose. Satan wants to destroy their life and yours.

We’re not supposed to glory in the destruction of those who persecute us, rather we are commanded to pray for them because they need help from God on your behalf to make the right decisions. When we cry out to the Lord He hears us and David tells us that He delivers us out of all our troubles (Psalm 34:19). Our enemies will be given a chance to change and if they don’t God will put them in their place.

Friends, leave room for God. The reason it may seem like your enemies are winning might be because you’re hogging all the space from God to do His work. Trust in the Lord!

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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