By Vernalee
Greetings this Sunday morning. Someone gave me words of encouragement this week that I bring to you. Today, I share with you a basic fact. Stop worrying about folks; what they will do; what their next attack may be; what direction their spear of evil and unfairness comes. Stop looking at them; keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Start relying on the Lord! Continue praying to him for your deliverance from wayward vindictive people; particularly those who do evil things to you for no legitimate reason. They may have the upper hand now. They may exercise greater control; they may even have bigger purse strings. Their external facade may be one of substantial material possessions including plush homes, fancy cars, businesses to boot, and overflowing “diamonds and pearls.” Jesus Christ, the greatest of greatest did not own a home, have a bed to call his own, or a chariot to take him from one destination to another. God’s son walked as he preached the Father’s words of salvation. With gracious humility, he treated all people the same! So, I’m here to tell you that we serve a mighty God who sits high and looks low. A God who never leaves his children; never forsake them. He sees all. Don’t worry. One day, the Lord will put unjust people in their rightful place. You may or may not see it, but no one escapes his judgment. Exodus 14:14 instructs us to just sit still. God will fight your battles. The tide may turn where the same people who tried to set you up for failure will need you to set them up for success. There is a natural tendency to get angry with people who mistreat you, but God tells us to love and pray for our enemies. (Matthew 5:44). You should not retaliate against them, but follow the wisdom of Proverbs 25:21 and 1Peter 3:9. Pay them back with a blessing and God will bless you.
In Psalms 110:1, we read, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” So sit back. Prop up your feet. Hold your head high. Observe. Relax. Wait on God’s unchanging hands! He will not let you down! God’s plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day. If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.
Happy Sunday! Blessings!
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