The Balance

"May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children. May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation. May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out. May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may blot out their name from the earth. For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted. He loved to pronounce a curse—may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing—may it be far from him. He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil. May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him. May this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.” Psalm 109:8-20

Again, this is a brutally honest prayer from David. He was pouring out all his pain and frustration to the Lord. And aren’t we so glad to read that he could and then know that we can also. When people hurt us, we can bring it to the foot of the cross. We can lay the pain down. That is where it is meant to be placed, not in some kind of retaliation or evil actions on our parts. The Scripture tells us that vengeance belongs to the Lord. We bring all our pain to Him and He knows exactly how to balance the books. He knows just how to temper chastisement with His great love and mercy.

And that is exactly how it should be.

Father, thank You that I can trust You with every single day and every single thing in my life.

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