Deliverance belongs to the Lord. Your blessing be upon your people Psalm 3:8
Do you ever have trouble with people? Of course, you do! Other people are sinners, you and I are sinners, we’re not always going to agree on things, we’re not always going to understand another person’s thinking or doing. All of this, though, is okay. We don’t have to understand everything or agree upon everything. How boring would that be? Having trouble with people though, is NOT an excuse to make trouble. Romans 12 tells us, “ 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” The third psalm admits that we have adversaries, but that God is always with us to protect us. Read Psalm 3, it’s only eight verses. “I call aloud… and he answers me.” “I lie down and go to sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” The Lord will strike the enemies. The Lord will deliver his people. Deliverance is not a thing that we possess. It comes from outside of us, it comes from God. And God works through the neighbor. He works through us to help our neighbor, and he works through our neighbor to help us. This is how God uses us. When we have difficulties with people, God will make things right. When we need help, God will send help. When others need help, God will send you and I to help. God actually takes care of all of it, all of the time. So, we can go to sleep, and awake in His good grace. He will take care of other people (the good, the bad and the ugly) and He will take of you (when you are good, when you are bad, and even when you’re acting ugly.) Thanks be to God!