Grace and peace be unto you.
A Word of Encouragement…
Not so long ago, I read about a powerful family, suspected of being involved in at least two murders. Investigations were opened for both cases, however one of them is at a standstill, while the other one is ongoing. Even so, people familiar with the family and their influence have expressed concerns that justice will not be done. Nevertheless, the Bible says, “the battle is not ours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). He is everywhere, he sees and knows everything.
Sometimes, we ignore the power of invisible spiritual forces, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). There are spiritual forces that influence activities in this world. For example, the answer to Daniel’s prayer was held up for 21 days, “But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia” (Daniel 10:12-13). Due to the power of the unseen forces, we must rely on God, the greatest Spiritual being to direct our life.
You might be in a situation where you have been denied justice and have appealed to the relevant authorities to no avail. All is not lost, there is another level of appeal that is available. Jesus is waiting for you to trust him with your concern, “Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10). The time has come for you to tell him about your problem and give it to him. Share all your thoughts and feelings, ask him to bring forth justice, praise him for resolving the issue, and leave the matter with him. As you continue living your life, the issue will pop up in your mind occasionally, but do not be daunted. Each time the injustice crosses your mind, say aloud, “Lord, thank you for working this out in your time.” The psalmist says, “But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness (Psalm 69:13).
The Lord will give you the strength and wisdom to enjoy your life, as you wait on his response. But you must believe his Word, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). While you are believing the Lord for justice to be done, do good to your offenders, pray for their success and reject the desire to talk bad things about them, “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27-28). Remember, God is your avenger, trust in him, and enjoy your life.