You took the high road, made a sacrificial choice, and seemed to lose while the other person played dirty – was unfair, dishonest, and deceitful, and consequently benefitted from it.
I’m talking about evil behavior that drained your pocketbook; the kind of mischief that made you weep – lies, plots and fabrications that caused you repeated sleepless nights on your therapeutic mattress. This is such a big deal to God that He wrote about it in the Bible.
Have you ever wondered why God instructs us to not be envious of the prosperity or the advancement of the wicked (Psalms 37:9)? It’s because the lives of the wicked are short-lived and shall be cut down like the grass. Their season is provisional and temporary.
You should never worry about the wicked, who believe they’re winning, but to God they are: “The Biggest Losers,” and will come to a destructive end. That’s the Bible. That’s God’s good order. His recompense will arrive on time.
Sometimes we make things more complicated than they have to be. God’s plan is really very simple:
Evildoers shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. . . . For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more. . . . The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. . . .
God doesn’t just have an encouraging Word for us here. He doesn’t just drop spiritual platitudes on us from afar and then abandon us, but He rolls up his sleeves, steps into our complexities and does battle on our behalf. The promise is that the Lord will not allow the wicked to fulfill their plans to destroy the righteous.
Our God, mighty in power, fights for us. He is bigger and greater than your craziest enemy. If you’re in the heat of the battle right now, or if the enemy is hot on your trail, it’s a big deal to God.
I would suggest that you buy some popcorn, pour yourself a large Diet Coke and lean back in your recliner and rest. Why? Because the unrighteous will get what is coming to them, while you come out on top in your movie.
Fret not! You are the upright, so don’t get uptight. God can handle the wicked much better than you can.
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