Has Someone Cheated You?

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord. Romans 12:19 (NASB)

How difficult it is to leave unjust matters in the Lord's hands! A few years ago my mother appointed a close relative to oversee my part of her estate. I felt angry about her choice, knowing that this person was doubleminded. Yet I felt the need to respect her by agreeing to sign the necessary papers making this person my trustee. My inheritance has been reduced by the greed of compromising and discriminatory relatives whose lives are not focused on the Lord. I have been dependent on this family in the past as a money source, but God is doing a new work. Twice the Lord has intervened and provided me with financial income outside of my blood family through some blesed and unique circumstances. Dear friend, if you are living a righteous life, God will not be thwarted by your oppressors from blessing you! Stand aside, pray and give God room to work in the offender's life. Only the Lord administers perfect justice to bring Godly sorrow for past wrongdoings. Besides, you will miss seeing the amazing creative power of God that pulls actions out of the invisible to bring blessing into your life. You will lose the opportunity to worship and thank Him with an awestruck heart for what He has done. The chance to tell others of His great work will pass you by, and you will forfeit an enormous amount of joy, walking with Him during this time of trial.

Lord, we lose so much by letting unfair treatment burn in our bosoms. Grant us a forgiving heart, longsuffering patience and peace as we wait for you to bring justice into our hurtful situation. Great things await us as we wait for you!

By Merilee (Washington, USA)