Our anger towards someone, due to their wrong toward us, can stir up within us that we don’t trust God to handle it, so we handle it ourselves. Taking matters into our own hands can be dangerous.
We can be lied to, treated wrongly, mentally and physically abused, or the life of a loved one taken by the hands of someone else, and that pain doesn’t go away overnight. Depending on the circumstances, it can take years. Then, there’s that cycle of pain and sorrow first, anger, then vengeance, way before the healing process.
It’s okay to feel sad and angry, but we shouldn’t let it last long, or let it harbor in our hearts. Harboring does not allow healing. And we must know that vengeance is not ours, it belongs to God.
We in the flesh, believe that man will get away with the wrong they have done. But, that is definitely not true. When we have wronged someone, we will not get away with what we have done. In due time, God will see to it that we pay for our wrong. It’s already done. Everything we have done, under the sun, good or bad, will be revealed, and we will pay for what we have done, whether good or bad.
Stop taking maters into your own hands, trust God, repent, and know that vengeance is not yours, but belongs to God.
Deuteronomy 32:35 (KJV) – to me belongeth vengeance, and recompence: their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
Romans 1:18 (KJV) – for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
Ephesians 4:26 (KJV) – be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Nahum 1:3 (KJV) – the Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Matthew 10:26 (KJV) – fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Romans 12:19 (KJV) – dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.