Tormented soul trodden down
Identity marred by wounds inflicted
Inflicted by one that should have loved you
Hope seems invisible – rage devouring
Shadow of life lingering
There is One who knows
One who cares – the almighty One
Who knows each sorrow each wound you bear
Vengeance is mine – He says – Let Me
Let Me bring justice to you – Let Me
Arise in power with fairness
For you – For I only know it all
Yes – I know more than you
Payback is Mine I declare
Be still and know that I am God
I offer forgiveness to you
I suffered wounds for you
You belong to Me –
Only believe and
I belong to you
Do not rejoice in your enemy’s destruction
Or shout with glee when he’s reduced to rubble
Rejoice when your enemy is blessed
Feed your enemy when he’s hungry
Then will Your Father lift you up and bless you
Then will your light shine in darkness
Your triumph will be famous
Mercy and grace will multiply
By Carol Ann Hoel © March 11, 2011
Romans 12:19 – The Bible – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Proverbs 25:21-22 – The Bible – If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Matthew 5:43-48 – the Bible – Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Isaiah 63:4-6 – The Bible – For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
John 3:16 – The Bible – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.