“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.”
In my work as a substitute teacher, I sometimes end up in Kindergarten rooms. Lots of things about that age group are fun, but all the tattling between students about poking, pushing, or unkind words can drive me crazy! It occurred to me today, though, that in their own way each of those kids are looking for justice for some perceived wrong that was done to them. And I realized that when I feel wronged, I can end up behaving the same way as my young friends. But I’ve found that seeking my own vengence, either by confrontation or complaining, never really satisfies – it can actually do more damage. Thankfully, God is willing to hear about all my hurts and to stand up for me. His justice will bring much better results than mine ever could.
Question To Ponder: What’s your response when you’ve been wronged? Do you try to get justice for yourself, or do you trust God to take care of it for you?