Mark 4:22 New Living Translation tells us that for everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.
Those are comforting words to hear but how do you get through those times in between the offense and the justice served?
In today’s time people are involved in self, material things, lust and apathy. For the most part people no longer care about the feelings of others. The Bible clearly refers to these times which have arrived in full force. However God’s children are still loyal spending time with God and staying obedient. When wrongs are done even the world will try to find justice by sending offenders to jail but these days punishments no longer fit the crime. A lawless world opens the door to a world out of control where nobody lives at peace. People forget one thing. God has not made His final statement. It’s coming.
There is a post going around on social media these days about people who hide their offenses. Their big cover up is to quit speaking to you and treat you like you are the offender. They will not face their own actions and they will not try to make things right by asking for your forgiveness. They keep going with their wrongs yet feel right about it because they blame you when you have no clue. You no longer have that person for a friend and you don’t know why. All you know is they are not on speaking terms. Occasionally they will get a comeuppance and want to make things right but they expect you to run back to them as though you are the offender and not them. Did they really make things right? No. It’s just one more cover up when they allow themselves to be open to you to run back. What an insult to you. You want that friend back but then what do you do? The trust is gone. The chance of being set up again is very real. You realize that all you will get is another temporary friendship until he needs to shift the blame one more time. What’s even worse is that nobody notices but you. It’s a shift of blame and accusation that only you would recognize. Is there any relief in sight? Yes. God has not made His final statement. It’s coming.
Many will rejoice when the comeuppance finally hits such a friend or a cruel enemy. However you must accept it as a gift from God to you and to the friend. Pray for that friend asking God to show him the error of his ways so he can grow into the likeness of Christ. Otherwise God may withdraw His punishment in order to not feed your gladness over the friend’s hurt. God is fair. God is just. Most important, God is on time.
Proverbs 24:17-18 New Living Translation
Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble.
For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn His anger away from them.