I picked the date and time to execute the message of revenge
Had the email ready just needed to press send
But before the revenge time came,
I heard God telling me to refrain
Cause even though I felt deceived and disrespected
This is a relationship that’s got to be protected

He reminded me that it seems you don’t need this person now
But life can change in seconds
And if you caused a rift due to revenge
On this person you may not be able to depend
So for now the email you should rescind

Refrain? This is so hard to do
When someone you trusted has so disrespected you
You want to tell them a thing or two

I was reminded to hold my peace, as they’ll come to me again
Will it be with deceit? or will an apology they extend?
Whichever way, at that time get it straight
But revenge right now don’t initiate, just cool off and wait
Vengeance is the Lord’s , He’ll repay (Romans 12:19).

 

Insight

It’s our human nature to wanna strike back at someone who does us wrong.  But striking back can lead to the end of a relationship. This can be significant if the relationship is between close friends or relatives. So before striking back, consider the permanent effects of enacting revenge.