With so much injustice in the world, what is a person to do?
In Romans 12 we are encouraged not to let other’s sin cause us to sin, but instead leave the revenge to our just and compassionate God.
“Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.”
“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
Romans 12:17-19, 21
We leave things to our God who is sovereign over all and can work ALL things together for good for those who love Him. We release the desire to get even, to our God who has compassion for us in pain and can heal broken places, fractured relationships and hardened hearts. We let go and let our God, who will right all the wrongs, be God.
So as Christians, how do we do this?
We love Jesus, seek to know Him and we do good.
We love one another because love comes from God. We see each and every human as created and loved by our God who has a plan for each and every life.
We love one another the way He calls us to love. We forgive and give grace. With Him we CAN forgive; only with Him can it be done.
We can pray. Always we can pray. We can pray for all people involved- the victim (that’s easy to do) but also the perpetrator (that’s the hard part). The Bible tells believers to pray for those that hurt us (Romans 12:14, Luke 6:28).
It’s backwards or upside down, isn’t it?
But such is this life we are called to live as Christians. It goes against the world and our flesh and towards the will of our Father. The will of loving Him, and loving others.
We can beg God for injustice to stop but we have to know we live in a sinful fallen world with sinful fallen people and it’s always been that way and it, according to the Bible, will get worse before it gets better.
It will get better, though, for those who love Jesus. Because He is coming back to redeem all. that. is. broken.
So share Him today. In your smile, in your giving, in your goodness and living.
Give Him away.
Know He is in charge and will take care of injustice. Know He is a good, good God always. He alone is worthy.
May the injustice being brought to light bring a revival in the hearts of those who know Him so others will be drawn to Him.
Love Him. Love His people. In Jesus name amen. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
*This is a recent devotional originally posted to my church’s women’s ministry devotional series, Flourish Friday.
Good morning Sarah,
Thanks for the post.
I remember Mom’s admonition… if if doubt of what to do, do good.
Pretty good advice, huh?
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Yes! The best advice. Thanks for sharing. Miss her. ♥️