“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you” (Prov. 20:22 New International Version).
It’s hard waiting for God to reveal the truth when you’re innocent. It’s even harder when you have evidence that someone has done you wrong. But even with evidence, people will choose to turn a blind eye. They don’t want to face the truth. That would mean admitting their own sin. We live in a sinful world. People are comfortable living in sin, and they don’t want to acknowledge when they are wrong. They don’t want to admit that they have hurt someone or that they have contributed to it in some way. They don’t want to say sorry to the people they’ve offended. Most of all, they don’t want to humble themselves before God and ask for His forgiveness.
It feels so unfair when we see somebody getting away with a sin, especially when we end up suffering because of it. The silver lining is in God’s timing for justice. God is a just judge, and His timing is always best. It may feel like forever, but God does not abandon us. He will see us through the pain, heal us, and grow us to be more like Jesus. His plan is always meant to bring more people to Christ. If we are in truly in Him and we have the privilege of seeing this plan come to fruition, we will end up rejoicing! Why? Because our will has become one with God’s will…for no one to perish. We don’t want anyone to be left behind.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Just as Joseph forgave his brothers for selling him into slavery, God will see us through our unjust stay in prison. He will bring us to a place of privilege and authority in Him. We will have a choice to harden our hearts, or to forgive and pardon our enemies when they come to true repentance. Hold fast to your Savior, Jesus! He loves you and will see you through!
” ‘Lord,’ they answered, ‘we want our sight.’ Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him” (Matt. 20:33-34).