“Be you angry, and sin not” - Ephesians 4:26a
When David was wronged by Saul, he could have taken revenge to make him pay for what he had done. Even when he was faced with the perfect opportunity to take revenge, he refused. Instead, he gave up the compulsion for premeditated vengeance and trusted God to handle the matter for Him.
“The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be upon you”– I Samuel 24:12
Hurt and anger, if it is not treated, handled or managed will eventually stir up a burning desire to taking matters into your own hands, to repay a person who has done you wrong. Especially if you must see or work with the offender on a daily basis.
It’s okay to be angry, but don’t let anger excel to the point of taking matters into your own hands, to avenge yourself of the wrong that has been done against you. Let the Eternal and Righteous Judge in Heaven handle the matter for you. He wants us to avoid vengeance against offenders and let Him take care of it. When God intervenes without our interference, He will work things out for our good, for your good, for you who are called according to His purpose.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28
Be patient, wait on the Lord and let him heal your wounds and handle your offenders.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.