Kanaan Message for Today

 

You have been wronged. Your heart is wounded. You want your name to be cleared and others to apologize. You keep brooding over the situation. Remember, there is Someone who sees what has been done to you: God, who sees everything. Someone knows what it means to suffer injustice: Jesus. But the Father vindicated Jesus by causing Him to rise in splendour as victor over all His enemies.

The psalmist’s words hold good for you too: ‘Thou hast maintained my just cause; thou hast sat on the throne giving righteous judgment.’ Commit your cause to God. Let Him vindicate you. He will do so, because He is your loving Father, who cares for you. But you have to play your part. Do not try to avenge yourself. Pray that bitterness does not gain room in your heart. ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you’ is what the Lord is saying to you. You are to learn to love your enemies. (Psalm 9:4, Luke 6:27)

Taken from Father of Comfort by M. Basilea Schlink

 

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