We all have a past, a story to tell, a moment we wish we would never remember again. Some of those are moments where we have done wrong, either to ourselves or to someone else. Other times those moments are when someone hurt. betrayed, belittled, abused, took advantage of, or lied to us. It is in those time that our true walk with God, or lack there of, becomes apparent. It is in the toughest, most angering moments that the rubber meets the road for our obedience to God.
No matter what has been done to you, the harboring of anger and bitterness, resentment and frustration must be released. You could be rude, be spiteful, or even seek revenge, but in the end….you become no better than those who have done or acted wrongly toward you. You become like them.
However, if you release that to God, turn the other proverbial cheek, and allow God to work His judgment and vengeance, then you are free from the bonds that separate you from God. If you hold tight to anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, ugliness, or vengeful thoughts, you are allowing sin to hold onto you, keeping you from growing with God, keeping you stagnant in your walk, causing you to fall further away from your faith.
In Ephesians 4:26, it states: “Be angry and do not sin”, Do not let the sun go down on your wrath or give place to the devil. If you hold onto anger, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness…you allow Satan a path to your thoughts, your actions, and your words.
So choose today to let God redeem any wrongs done to you. Allow Him to provide the right and proper judgment to those who have sinned against you, and discover that you will have true peace and contentment! When you have moments where you just don’t want to let go, think on the scriptures below and release your heart and emotions to God.
Hebrews 10:30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
Romans 12:19 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.
Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will reap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Romans 12:17-21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 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. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Let God judge. Let God seek vengeance. Let God deliver your heart and mind from anger, bitterness, resentment, hatred, and vengeance. Seek Him in all things and enjoy peace beyond understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).
God bless and keep you always! ❤
The eyes of the Lord are in every place keeping watch on the evil and the good. ~ Proverbs 15:3
Proverbs for the Wicked
The wicked lurk secretly for the innocent without cause
They lie in wait for their own blood
They do not sleep unless they have done evil
Their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall
They eat the bread of wickedness
And drink the wine of violence
The way of the wicked is like darkness
They do not know what makes them stumble
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man
He is caught in the cords of sin
A worthless person, a wicked man walks with a perverse mouth
Perversity is in his heart
He devises evil continually
He shall be broken without remedy
To do evil is like sport
The wicked man does deceptive work
He pursues evil to his own death
Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil
The way of the wicked leads them astray
Evil pursues sinners
The mouth of the wicked pours forth evil
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death
The soul of the wicked desires evil
When he speaks kindly do not believe him for there are abominations in his heart
Hell and destruction are never full so the eyes of man are never satisfied
The perverse person is an abomination to the Lord
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way
He himself will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit good
The wicked will fall by his own wickedness
The unfaithful will be caught by their lust
The righteous will see their fall
Do not fret because of evildoers for there will be no prospect for the evil man
The lamp of the wicked will be put out
The evil will bow before the good and the wicked at the gates of the righteous
The wicked is banished in his wickedness
The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked
Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness