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TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE

Our Lady – Do Not Retaliate Negatively to Oppressors, For I Will Fight On Your Behalf

Dearest child, have you experienced the pain of being ostracized or bullied because of the way that you are, or your ideals & beliefs? As you navigate this blessing of life that God has granted you, often you may encounter individuals or situations that seem to work against your peace. Whilst you cannot fully control the type of situations that you experience, the one thing that you have absolute power over is how you choose to react to them.

It is in our human nature to get upset and wish to retaliate, especially when faced with upsetting circumstances. But remember that you always have a choice to chose between anger and the love of Christ. Instead of giving in to negative energies, why not place your trust in the Lord who shall never let you down? Let not these negative situations tarnish the peace that you have created in your hearts, but instead rely on God to fight on your behalf.

Punitive Damages Is Not Justice

Some may think that choosing peace is a sign of weakness when you can retaliate and cause greater hurt back to someone who offends you. It’s human nature to want to take matters into your own hands. When someone wrongs us, the urge to react and defend can be overpowering. Yet there is a profound wisdom in remembering that not every battle is yours to fight. For does not the bible call us to exercise a greater authority over our lives?

Choosing to serve God means that we accept all of His teachings into our lives and strive to live in the same breath as Jesus has taught us. By resisting the urge to act negatively and instead opening your heart to God’s grace, you allow Him to work miracles in your life.

The need for vengeance against transgressions made against us must never outweigh our desire to seek God in everything we do.

Beware of “Instant Justice”

It’s likely that you would have come across various videos titled as “instant karma” or “instant justice” where the people who have done wrong are often met with some form of immediate tragedy or nasty fate. Often the comments are even more heated with people saying things like “he deserved it”, “good that he met such a sorry fate” and words to those effect. It’s tempting to also get carried away with such chilling thoughts that do not actually align with your good nature.

But stop for a minute and ask yourself my dear one, is this truly justice? Or is it simply playing to the emotional part of your mind that craves for vengeful thoughts? The Devil is cunning and often hides his traps in perceived acts of “justice” that goes against the teachings of Christ.

Social justice can also be dangerous because of a “herd mentality” and often focuses too much on “vengeful actions” as a form of justice. As children of God, you are called to stand out from the crowd and spread love instead of hate.

Let Christ Be Your Eternal Attorney

“The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” – Psalm 121:7-8

The struggles you experience, the emotional pain you feel, are often not the result of the evident challenges alone. Beyond the tangible, there lies an unseen adversary aiming to deter you from your righteous path, trying to cloud your vision with doubts and fears. This enemy, though invisible, thrives in manifesting chaos in moments of peace.

But you are never truly alone in this battlefield of life. With me as your attorney, I stand by your side, constantly shielding and strengthening you, ensuring you’re insulated from harm, even when you least realize it.

Choosing Christ Over Wrath

Physical and emotional pain can indeed cloud our judgment. It’s natural to feel the urge to retaliate, especially when the world seems unjust. But remember, as your divine attorney, my perspective isn’t swayed by transient emotions. I guide you towards paths of wisdom, ensuring that even in the face of adversity, you tread with grace and righteousness.

Instead of reacting negatively in any situation, why not let God fight your battles for you? There will always be instances where the world seems unfair, where you might feel targeted or taken advantage of. However, in these moments of trial and tribulation, remember that I am always by your side acting as your attorney.

My desires for you are rooted in love, peace, and prosperity. Lean on me, let go of the strife and know that with faith, you are shielded by love and shall go forth to conquer great deeds.

A Prayer for God to Fight Your Battles


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