The Sense of Justice – Part 3

However, God does not overlook such issues in life. He cares enough to provide systems that offer a sense of justice, but he still deals with these issues with great wisdom. In Romans 12: 19 the Bible says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (KJV). This does not mean that victims of such a crime must do nothing about what happened. These issues must be dealt with using systems that are in place so that justice can be served. The Bibles says, “but rather give place unto wrath”. God does a perfect job on issue like this. The best way to deal with this is to give place for God’s wrath by giving him the opportunity to deal with the issue through prayer.

There is a need for healing when a crime like this one happens. God heals and restores victims so that they can live a normal life. He will use people or systems of justice that God has set up to bring restoration for any victim. In such circumstances all is needed is courage to talk to someone who cares. After that, just let God fight on your behalf. Do what you can and God will do the rest.

What the justice system offers plays a big role in the restoration process, but ultimately that true sense of justice comes from God through Jesus Christ. He is the one who can help any victim to have a true sense of justice. It is not easy, but it is possible and it leads to normalcy in the process of time. In 2 Timothy 1:7 the Bible says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (KJV). Jacob feared what would have happened to him if the Canaanites teamed up against him after his sons killed the men in Shechem. Jacob wanted things to be normal again. In Christ, fear has been defeated and things do get back to normal because God makes all things new.

Now, anyone who have been a victim of rape must definitely seek for justice. Set yourself free from the past by forgiving any Shechem in your life. Promise yourself that anyone who has victimized you can and has to be forgiven. Avoid being in the state of being against that person because that is what can really keep you in bondage.

This process might feel like the offender is getting away with a crime, but he or she is really not because God is a God of Justice. God really sees and he will not let anyone get away with anything. Do what you can and God will do the rest for he is faithful and just. God does not show favoritism. He is fair in what he does in the affairs of men.