(Day 20 of 31 days of wisdom)
“Do not say, “I will recompense evil”; wait for the Lord, and He will save you” Proverbs 20:22
Are you currently a victim of injustice? Are you in a situation where someone is intentionally out to hurt you? Do you feel afraid because of attacks that threaten your reputation? Perhaps someone is looking to get you fired from a job or working a plot that will bring you great loss. I have great news for you today: God is your defender!
In looking at the verse again, we are first instructed not to say “I will recompense evil” or “I will get the person back”. And then we are commanded to wait for the Lord. Waiting can be annoying but it is the key to seeing breakthrough in moments of injustice and attack. As we wait, we create room for the Lord to fight on our behalf. But if we don’t wait and instead take matters into our hands, we block God from executing justice for us.
As strange as it may sound, sometimes we can lock God in a cage. When we are striving in our own strength, we don’t give Him room to work. The key that unlocks that cage is waiting on Him and choosing to believe Him to defend us.
But exactly how do you wait on the Lord? You wait by asking Him to get involved and seeking Him for direction. He may give you instruction on what to do. As you follow His directives you’ll see that justice will be done on your behalf. Or He may choose to deal with the person or situation without you having to do anything. No matter how He chooses to operate, just know that God is the one actively defending you. You don’t have to fight in your own strength. You don’t have to be vindictive. You don’t have to be afraid. He is there for you.
If you are currently in a situation where you need God to step in and defend you, say this prayer to Him from your heart:
“Lord, this day I release myself from feeling the need to come to my own defense. I’m asking you to step in and execute justice on my behalf. If there is any direction or instruction you have for me, please speak as I am attentive. Thank you for taking up my cause. You are my defender. Amen!”
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