I am still not against you.
It happens, right?
You’ve been in similar circumstances.
Allow the Lord to be your rescuer, your deliverer.
Release, forgive, and bring no harm to the perpetrator.
Trust the Lord.
I recently spent time with one of my ‘Saul’s.’
When you allow God to heal your heart, there is a REAL healing. My favorite moment was genuinely hugging them, loving them, and praying for their family.
Don’t get revenge.
Get restoration. Get reconciliation. Get redemption. They’re sweeter.
I can prove it.
“You have seen something with your own eyes today. The LORD put you in my power in the cave. They said I should kill you, but I was merciful. I said, ‘I won’t harm my master, because he is the LORD’s appointed king.’ My father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe, but I didn’t kill you. Now understand and know I am not planning any evil against you. I did nothing wrong to you, but you are hunting me to kill me.
May the LORD judge between us, and may he punish you for the wrong you have done to me! But I am not against you. There is an old saying: ‘Evil things come from evil people.’ But I am not against you. Whom is the king of Israel coming out against? Whom are you chasing? It’s as if you are chasing a dead dog or a flea.
May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me.
May he support me and show that I am right.
May he save me from you!” – 1 Samuel 24:10-15
Hey, I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve encountered some unique Saul’s.
Just think of all the time you get to spend ‘with God.’
It is sweeter than revenge.