When it’s hard to forget what was said,
When it’s difficult to let go of what was done,
When it’s hard to remember who started it,
or who made it worse,
who’s really at fault,
or who caused the most hurt:
Remember that God will be the one who makes things right. He understands your hurt, He sees it, and that’s why He sent Jesus to bring you out of it.
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.” -Romans 12:19
You may feel that this broken friendship or complicated relationship has taken more of your energy and your spirit than you ever thought it would. But don’t think for a moment that God cannot replenish your soul. Don’t think for a moment that He will not sling your heart back into rhythm.
When you feel like you just can’t seem to figure out how this situation is supposed to be resolved, He will be the one to renew a steadfast spirit within you. He will be the one to make it possible for you to be in the room with that person without feeling tension. He will be the one to give you peace when you start thinking about all the things that have happened. He will be the one to bind up those wounds that you thought would never be healed. He will be the One to give you a renewed heart. Only the Lord will do that.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” - Psalm 147:3
If there’s something in your life that has you tempted to try and seek revenge or make things right on your own terms, even if it’s a subtle feeling that comes like a wave in and out of your mind, pray about it. Talk to God about every dynamic of the situation that keeps your heart uneasy. Ask Him to heal you. Ask Him to set you free. He will. Let Him bring your heart to where it needs to be.
Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo