Friday Matters-February 4, 2022
We can say we trust in God to avenge us but as soon as we take matters into our own hands and try to avenge ourselves or for someone, we love we really aren’t putting a lot of faith in Romans 12:19 where God says, “It is mine to avenge. I will take care of things.” I think a big challenge is not to pick up the offense of a friend or family member who’s been hurt. I’m guilty there. But when we take on someone else’s offense we’re sucking the poison of revenge and we become bitter along with the other person.
I’ve seen this happen when a parent’s anger towards someone passes on to their children. Remember if only one side of the story is presented you don’t have the whole truth and may have a cocktail of lies. It’s the enemy’s plan to ruin relationships. God’s plan is to restore. Trust God’s way to being reconciliation and truth. He understands perfectly what everyone else is going through… everyday.