Do not say, “I’ll get even with you!” Wait for the LORD, and he will save you. (Proverbs 20:22)
Seriously? This must be a misprint.
Because if I understand it right, we are being instructed to let God handle it when we’ve been wronged. We are told to not be revengeful but rather… let Him hand out the judgements.
This may be an easy verse to recite until that moment hits, and you’re the one wronged. Then, it takes on a whole new meaning. It takes on a whole new degree of difficulty. It brings a whole new level of frustration.
I’m facing this dilemma right now. This is so fresh for me and I’m honestly a little annoyed that God pointed it out to me today.
But He needed me to hear this.
Truth be told, I needed me to hear this, too.
What God is telling me through this scripture is to…
- Trust Him to clarify the truth
- Trust Him to right the wrong
- Trust Him to deal with the guilty
And most importantly… to wait for Him to do it.
That’s where it gets really hard for me. See I am a woman of action. I am a quick decision-maker. I tend to enjoy the driver’s seat a little too much sometimes. And while it may not be a very pretty or grace-filled process, I am very capable of defending and protecting myself.
Pretty fleshy, eh?
But sisters, God must have known how hard this would be for us because He quickly follows those hard-to-accept instructions with a promise.
The promise to save us.
Where are you needing to trust God’s ability to intervene?
- Maybe your child has been given a hurtful “label” and you want their name restored.
- Maybe your reputation been tarnished with false accusations and you want that rectified.
- Maybe your husband is unwilling to admit his part in the argument and you are tired of the blame landing solely on you.
Sisters, God sees your circumstance. He sees your situation. And… He promises to handle it.
Will you let Him?