Greg Arnold
on 09/27/2017 at 04:21 pm
As we grow in our ability to overcome the nasty habit of revenge, we are then challenged to be the “cooler” for our friends.
Montrey Willis
on 09/27/2017 at 04:06 pm
Amen... Father I ask that you would just create in me a new spirit help me not to seek revenge for those who do wrong unto me help me to show more compassion and love and to turn the other cheek help me to flow with your grace and with your Everlasting presence abiding in me me to be an example help me to be more like you help me not to be angry and discontent and vengeful towards my brothers and sisters but to turn my heart and my mind to you.
Jay Wilson
on 09/27/2017 at 01:24 pm
Retaliation is always short-lived, I know that from personal experience. The LORD still deals with me in this area. I pray daily that we'd be emptied of "self interest now!" (S.I.N.) and filled to overflowing with the grace and compassion that connects us .
on 09/27/2017 at 12:19 pm
O father, I have been quick to anger and have hurt others. I am thankful for your patience with me, strengthen me to prevent a short temper from saying or doing the wrong thing. Hope everyone who see this has a blessed day!

DAY 270: When You Crave Revenge

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.  ~ Proverbs 20:22 (NIV)

Oh how we crave a strong and punishing retaliation against that person who crossed us.  

Revenge is God's job.  And when we attempt to do God's job - we fall short, we destroy others, and we lose our credibility as Christians, and as neighbors.  Taking revenge into our own hands is like telling God that we can do His job better than He can.

There is a way to conquer it... it's the short pause between the offense and your response. 

The win comes when we learn to recognize revenge as it rushes into our heart.  Look for that pause that happens between the offense and the thought of retaliation.  Pray for God to fill that moment with His spirit, and ask God to take over.