Romans 12:19 “Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the scriptures say, ‘I will take revenge; I will pay them back,’ says the Lord.”
When people do us wrong, when they hurt us, intentionally or not, our flesh wants to get back, to make them pay for the hurt they caused. But the Word says to leave it to God, let Him be the One to avenge you. When you let go of the anger and hurt, you free yourself from the poison that can slowly kill you. You allow His grace to keep you from bitterness, which is toxic not only to your soul but also to your body. And you keep yourself open for His blessings to keep flowing freely into your life. Your mind can think clearly, you keep the atmosphere around you light, and you continue to live in the joy and peace of God because you keep your focus on Him rather than on the negative situation. It’s not always easy, but the more you learn to trust His grace that is at work in you, the easier it becomes to flow in His love and joy.
“Abba, as I keep my focus on You, I know that by Your grace, You are changing me to reflect Jesus. I can live my life with joy because I choose to put my trust in You. My life and all the situations I face are in Your hands. I surrender the days ahead to Your will, to Your goodness, in Jesus Name I pray, amen.”