I was angry because we had done nothing to this person. And I told him that even a judge hears both sides of a story before making a judgement.
Last week, a judge put us in a position where, having heard one side of a story (not ours), she instructed both parties, for the sake of the family, that both parties should settle! She had not even heard our side of the story! I WAS LIVID! I WAS BROKEN! I WANTED GOOD OLD TESTAMENT VENGEANCE!
After thinking it through and removing emotion from our decision making, we decided that this was not the route God was sending us on. We are not settling. This for us is about pushing through. Trusting Him and all the scripture and word He has given us! In fact the judge's words were wrong. This is in fact causing vindication and restoration in the family. True colours are being shown. Truth is being revealed!
So what is my point? A judge, who has much wisdom and much experience in such matters, is not the person upon which to make decisions with regards to your spiritual walk. An advocate and lawyer too have great knowledge in things of the law. But if you are seeking to do things God's way, and you do not have peace in your heart about what people are advising you to do, DON'T DO IT! Do what you feel God is leading you to do. He has said that He will give you His peace. John 14 v 27: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
My encouragement to you is let your conscience, led by the Lord and His word, guide you. Let His peace guide you and not the wisdom of the world.
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