June 1st

Letting God Means Letting Go

Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits...The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. Psalm 103:1-5

Have you ever suffered something unfairly? Ever been mistreated? Ever gotten the short end of the stick? Ever been effected by someone else who did the wrong thing?

Yeah, that's called injustice; that's called iniquity.

Here's the good news: If you've suffered from someone being unjust or sinful, God's going to make it right. We know that this promise especially holds true for one day in eternity, that He will judge all people and render justice to all things. But if you look at the life of David, you see that he believed God for justice in the everyday things he faced.

If you read through the Psalms, you see David write over and over again about people falsely accusing him of wrong, attempting to harm him without cause, and spreading lies about him. He was a man who was personally familiar with injustice and iniquity. But no matter what men said or did, he trusted God.

What's even more interesting is that you see David make it one of his life's goals to bring justice and righteousness to the nation of Israel. He declares, My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence (Psalm 101:6-7).

David didn't just look to God for justice; he determined to be God's tool of justice and righteousness wherever he went.

How about you? Do you trust God for justice in your own life? That's good, but if justice is important to you for yourself, then make it important to you when others suffer unjustly.

As a church, we've done this by giving toward needs in Africa. When they needed Bibles, we sent more than they asked for. When they opened medical offices, we helped them. When they wanted to expand into dentistry, some generous dentists in the congregation donated three dental chairs. We've helped them reach the lost with the gospel through radio.

But you don't have to go to Africa to find injustice. What can you do today to begin bringing God's justice and righteousness to your home, neighborhood, or workplace?

Prayer Lord God,

Thank You for the promise that You will bring justice and righteousness to all who are oppressed! Thank You for that promise in my life. As I look to You for justice, please help me to be Your tool for righteousness and justice wherever I go.


Horizon Church