August 7, 2015, 8:50 AM

Many times in our lives we find ourselves getting hurt, offended, or let down. Sometimes we are even taken advantage of and broken by people. During these times we in our flesh desire to "get even" we want revenge for what has happened to us or our family. We want to speak our mind, we want them to feel like we feel. This has become the way of the world, "No Justice, No Peace"... 

1 Peter 2:19-25 says 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Jesus died for our sins, He was the only man to ever be without sin. Jesus didn't resist and didn't want revenge for what He went through, He went through it with Love for us. Let Jesus heal your wounds when you get hurt, let Him mend your heart and let Him be the one that judges. We must learn to always Love, and forgive as He has Forgiven each of us. Stay away from wanting Revenge, Wanting Payback, wanting to get even or to hurt someone else or their feelings because of what you went through. Trust in the Lord with ALL that you do. By staying close to God during these times, HE gets all the glory. Don't Worry...Just know Who has your Back!

Pastor J.W. Pannell III ©

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