You want me to do what, God?

Let God handle this

Psalm 109 The principle of turning the other cheek

So often when we face those who seek to do evil we try to handle the problem by ourselves. Maybe that is why when Jesus taught the Beatitudes, he turned the world upside down to get our attention. He reminded his audience that even though they, and we, may face those who seek to harm, ostracize, or demean, we are to turn the other cheek and apply the principle of Romans 8:28: recognize that “all things will work for good to those who love the Lord.”

So after the psalmist had his pity party of begging God to send fire and brimstone upon their heads, [snarky smile here] he seems to have taken a deep breath and ended his tirade with these words: “With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.” [Ps 109:30]

There is a principle here that we should heed; it is ok to tell God all about the evil around us, but after we have finished having our pity party, we should go and sit in His presence and praise Him, for He is sovereign and He knows the end from the beginning. Place our hurts and our frustrations before Him and let Him take over. Then, stand back and watch Him work, trusting Rom. 8:28!

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