Anger · Enemy · Love · Trust · Vengeance

just angry…

Hmm-mm… I had a bad case of angry yesterday… I mean I was just angry…

It snuck up on me… this anger-inciting insight into what’s happening…

Driving to church… after spending time with a couple of people I hadn’t seen in a while…  a memory washed over me… like He’d released it from behind a dam…

How my loved one reached out to the two I hadn’t seen in awhile… connecting through Him… with them…

Then I saw it… all the enemy had stolen from the one I love… in the years since…

Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1Peter 5:8 ESV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

John 10:10

Suddenly seeing clearly… his lies… deceit… working in the life of the loved one… I… got… mad…

The devil… the thief… he’s stolen enough…!

I vented to God… I vented to a friend…

Then I heard of more devious work the enemy has been up to… luring people away… from all God is calling them to be…

He says… do not sin in your anger…

So… I prayed more… and then was moved to love…

My anger not aimed at the ones entrapped… but at the one who deserves wrath… the enemy…

I believe He revealed the memory… to stir up righteous anger in me… to reveal what’s going on… and move me to spiritual warfare…

Calling on Him… to avenge…

For vengeance… belongs… to… Him…

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.

Nahum 1:2 ESV

My anger… only a small ember compared to His…

Trusting Him to avenge… those I love… who belong to Him…

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