Genesis 31:10-13: God knows and cares.
10 “In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted. 11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am.’ 12 And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.’” NIV
Are there people in your world who are treating you badly? It may be that, as in Jacob’s case, you haven’t always acted well either. Or maybe you are entirely innocent. Whatever, we must learn to trust God, and entrust these people to Him; indeed, to entrust ourselves to Him. Seek to be like Jesus, by His grace:
‘’When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly’’ (1 Peter 2:23).
People never abuse you behind God’s back. He sees what they do. May He help us to live like He is real – because He is!
PRAYER: Lord, please forgive me for the times I take matters into my own hands and fail to look to you. If there is a time when I should defend myself, help me to discern the moment; but help me to always remember that vengeance is yours, not mine, and ‘’leave room’’ for your wrath.