Revenge is not our responsibility but God’s

The wrath of God

In life, we often encounter situations where we feel wronged or mistreated by others. It can be tempting to seek revenge, to take matters into our own hands and try to make things right. However, as Romans 12:19 reminds us, we are called to a different path.

The verse says, “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.” These words serve as a powerful reminder that vengeance is not our responsibility, but rather it belongs to God.

Reflecting on the past three and a half years of my life, I am grateful for the way I have chosen to posture my heart before the Lord. Despite facing difficult circumstances and being wronged by others, I have consciously chosen not to harbor hate or bitterness in my heart.

There have been instances where people have put me in the news, spreading false information about me in a gossip-like manner. They have even gone to the extent of targeting my fans and harassing them, urging them not to engage with me on social media. It would have been easy for me to respond in anger or seek revenge, but instead, I have chosen to follow the teachings of Romans 12:19.

By leaving room for God’s wrath, I have allowed myself to find peace and freedom. I have entrusted the situation to God, knowing that He is the ultimate judge and will repay according to His perfect justice. This decision has not only protected my own heart from becoming consumed by anger and bitterness, but it has also allowed me to experience the mercy and grace of God in a profound way.

Choosing not to seek revenge does not mean that we simply ignore or condone the wrongs done to us. It means that we trust in God’s timing and His ability to bring about justice. It means that we release the burden of vengeance and allow God to work in His own way.

Leaving room for God’s wrath requires humility and trust. It requires us to surrender our desire for immediate vindication and instead place our faith in God’s sovereignty. It is a choice to let go of the need to control the situation and to trust that God will bring about justice in His perfect timing.

As we navigate through life’s challenges, we can find comfort and strength in knowing that we don’t have to carry the weight of revenge. We can find peace in knowing that God sees and knows all, and He will repay according to His wisdom and righteousness.

So, let us follow the example set by Romans 12:19. Let us choose to leave room for God’s wrath and trust in His justice. By doing so, we can experience the freedom that comes from releasing the burden of revenge and allowing God to work in our lives.

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