Inspirational

Vengeance is God's

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

The Bible says vengeance is God’s. He will repay. What a great reminder. Forgiveness doesn’t diminish justice, it just entrusts it to God. We tend to give too much or too little. But the God of justice has the precise prescription. God can discipline your abusive boss or soften your angry parent. He can bring your ex to his knees or her senses.

Forgiveness doesn’t diminish justice, it just entrusts it to God. Unlike us, God never gives up on a person. Never. Long after we’ve moved on, God is still there, probing the conscience, stirring conviction, always orchestrating redemption. Fix your enemies? That’s God’s job. When it comes to forgiveness, all of us are beginners. No one owns a secret formula. Remember this–as long as you are trying to forgive, you are forgiving. Stay the course! You’ll find a way to be strong even when you’ve been hurt. You will get through this.