Friday, July 17 2009
Key Verse: Isaiah 63:4 “For the day of vengeance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come.”
Have you been deeply hurt by others and you cannot forgive and forget the hurt? Many times, you say you forgive but deep down in your heart, you can never forget the hurt. It is time that you forgive and forget and commit your hurt to God.
1. God Knows Your Hurt
God knows your hurt as the Lord Jesus Christ had experienced the deepest hurt when one of His disciples, Judas, betrayed Him and sent Him on the cruel cross.
Luke 22:47-48 “And while He yet spake, behold a multitude, and He that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”
2. God Forgives Your Sins
In spite of Jesus’ suffering on the humiliating cross at Calvary, His last breath was His prayer to God, His Father, to forgive Judas who betrayed Him as well as all who hurt and crucified Him.
Luke 23:33-34 “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.”
3. God Vindicates Your Hurt
V4 “For the day of vengeance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come.”
No matter how much people have hurt you, do not bear grudges or seek revenge or take matters into your own hands, but commit them to the Lord. God has promised that the day of vengeance is in His heart and He shall vindicate you.
Hebrews 10:30-31 “For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
You need to commit all hurt to God and forgive those who hurt you as Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Action of the Week
Forgive and forget the wrongs that others have hurt you as God has forgiven you.