Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil! ”
Wait on the Lord, and he will rescue you. Proverbs 20:22 CSB
We all have had people hurt us in life. As long as there are evil people in this world, we will be affected by the evil hearts of evil people. As Christians, we don’t need to let it affect us in a negative way. With the power of Jesus in our life, we will always be able to overcome evil.
Years ago, I had who I thought was a good friend. They eventually stole hundreds of dollars from me. My first instinct was to seek revenge. When evil meets evil, you only have more evil. The money is replaceable. However, my freedom wasn’t. I had to turn it over to God.
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written,Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord. Romans12:19 CSB
God has promised to take care of us. Revenge is not for us. It eats away at our Christian character to it’s core and leaves room for hatred in our hearts. Vengeance belongs to the Lord.
The person that stole from me ended up turning into a meth head and lives a mere existence. I still pray for him daily. Instead of being angry and holding a grudge, I chose not too. God takes care of His children. Period. That is our blessed assurance. God Bless You and have a great week.