Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.” (v 20 NIV)
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil… Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath for it is written: ‘It is Mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:17, 19 NIV)
“I love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” (Psalms 18:1-3 NIV)
In the face of trouble, I am not alone. Lord, YOU are my Defender and Deliverer. You are the only one completely capable of protecting me from the blows of the enemy. You are the only one who can rescue me from the midst of any battle that rages … and You have promised to do so. Because I have come to know You, surely I can place my confidence in YOUR abilities, not leaning on my own, not seeking those of another human being, not doubting You when You seem silent or action-less. Gird up my faith, Father, as You continue to make me just like Jesus. Amen.