“5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God 6 who will render to each one according to his deeds 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good, seek for glory, honor and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath…”
She continued to read in Romans Chapter 2, and the final verse in her devotion rendered her convicted: 11“For there is no partiality with God.”
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Have you ever found yourself feeling so frustrated, disillusioned and duped and venting in the name of “righteous anger”? This is the place that Kim-Evinda transparently shares with us today.
Sitting in her quiet time, reading the Only Book that brought her revelation, understanding, direction and healing, she couldn’t stop the conviction that washed over her as she rewound the day before, which had been replete with frustration disillusionment and wrapped up with what she justified as “righteous anger,” She realized that this anger was beginning to poison her attitude and come out in her actions.
As she sat meditating on the portion of scripture she had just completed, a few truths made themselves known to her, washing away her need to understand, and not only stopping the anger but sending it back to its rightful place: the pit of hell. Humility soothed her soul as she shared with God that she felt duped on so many levels, buying into the truths that others had been sharing, all in “His name,” but apparently they too had been filled with too much righteous anger and had gotten caught up in their hopes for a different ending according to their desires that they felt lined up with God.
Life can be like that, like a roller coaster that is coasting up the steep, steep hill then suddenly takes a sharp turn or a sudden descent into unknown territory and we’re left screaming, if not vocally, certainly inside.
But what had happened didn’t change God; what had happened didn’t change His love for any of us, she thought, including those who she felt had been blatant in their schemes.
She wept and surrendered her “righteous anger,” allowing God to take the gavel out of her hand and put it back in His, where it belonged. This surrender released trust to seep into all the crevices of her heart, filling it with a peace so beyond her own comprehension.
Friend, no matter what happens, remember this: God’s ways are not our ways; He is righteous; He sees it all, and He will have the final say in all that concerns us.