Our enemies will be dealt with by the Almighty God. Sometimes that victory doesn’t happen when or how we think it should, but it will always be in a way that reveals the hand of the Lord operating in our life.
From the world’s perspective, “victory,” usually equates to utterly crushing our enemy. For the Believer, sometimes victory can simply mean completion, emotional healing or closure on a matter.
My friend and former coworker, “John,” called me one day to share that he received an interesting phone call from our old manager. This manager was not kind at all to John. For several years, he was oppressive, belittling and a bully to John. After a health situation arose from the stress John was dealing with, he left the company and moved on to bigger and better things: a new job making more money at a larger company. At first glance, it’s easy to think that the new job was John’s victory. And perhaps it was, but I think it gets even better.
Eleven years later, the boss from “you-know-where” called John out of the blue. He was offering him an opportunity for freelance work, but he also offered an apology. Yes, an apology!
He apologized for the way he had treated him all those years ago. He even acknowledged that John taught him a few lessons about how he should treat people.
My friend, I want to encourage you today in case you’re waiting on your victory. Maybe you’re waiting for closure, an apology, a refund, a payout, an answer to a question or even a hug. Trust our God and wait for Him.
The Lord will deliver! (Psalm 54:7) He will bring it to pass. He is our supply! He is mighty to save! He will let you look in triumph over your enemies! (Psalm 59:10)
“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18 ESV