Psalm 37:5-9, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. “
It can be hard when someone who has hurt us seems to prosper. I don’t think there is anyone who has lived life a little who doesn’t understand the grief and heartache of watching the person who hurt him or her appear to be winning.
God tells us in Psalm 37, if we will commit ourselves to Him; if we will put the situation in His hands and wait for His answer, “we will inherit the land.”
Taking matter into our own hands leads to sin; and sin will destroy you and me if we allow it in our lives.
I had an experience many years ago when a person I trusted betrayed me financially. After getting over the initial shock of being wronged, I stood back and watched as this man continued to prosper even though he cheated many people – including me! This verse became front and center in my mind because I knew, that I knew, that I knew, God would handle it for me – in His own time. As the years passed, I actually began to forget the pain of that time and move on. I ran into this person a few years ago. It was as if he had never done anything wrong. My heart wanted to shake a fist in his face and give him a piece of my mind, but trusting God when He has asked me to wait, is more important.
I don’t know if he will ever “get” what he deserves, but it’s really not for me to know. What I have to control is how I act, not how he acts.
If you are struggling with someone; if someone has hurt you; think on Psalm 37. Pray and ask God to help you forgive and move on. He loves you more than you can imagine. I pray you find peace and forgiveness for the wrongs done to you. Trust God to set the record straight.