Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
Have you ever wanted to inflict hurt on someone because of the pain and hurt they had caused you?
Have you ever wanted someone to feel the same hurt or humiliation you felt?
I have never known how to deal with rejection, being used or spiteful attacks. It has always been one of my greatest weaknesses.
God’s word tells us:
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12
Why should we leave vengeance in God’s hand?
- Because His love is unconditional. He doesn’t just love you, He also loves the one who has offended you.
- He will not just do what is best for you, but he will do what will bring healing and restoration to all.
- He is not just a God of today. He is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow–He and He alone knows what is best for everyone involved.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Never trust in your own knowledge, always trust in the Lord.