A Devotion for June 21

Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil. ~ Psalm 37:8

Our Psalm this morning reminds us to trust in the Lord for all things, not only our salvation and provision, which are important things to trust Him for, but also for justice.

After we’ve experienced hurt we often want to seek our own form of justice or decide that we do not need to forgive those who have broken our hearts or caused us injury. So, we hold these pains close to our hearts, refusing to forgive, and letting the anger eat away at us.

God calls us to trust Him, and scripture tells us that He will take care of the justice or give them mercy. Ultimately, as hard as it may be, we are to pray for divine mercy even upon our most hardened of enemies. Mercy is always the better road, for vengeance and anger lead to our destruction.

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