I remember my mother used to always tell me “cheaters never prosper” when I was younger. I think its one of those old sayings that came from some wise sage but at the moment I don’t really feel like looking it up. I’m sure Google will have the answer if anyone is curious. The saying is true though. Cheaters might look like they are doing well for a time but eventually they get what is coming to them.
It always makes me a little sad when people who don’t deserve it get taken advantage of. Over the years I have seen it happen. Employers take advantage of employees, business partners are crooked, spouses cheating on one another in relationships, someone stealing another’s wallet when they are not looking and taking everything they have left by charging on their credit and debit cards. It happens in this world and its sad that it does.
There is something that the rest of us can count on though. God is faithful and He also created a universe that likes balance. It’s interesting that out of all the things God has made, everything is perfectly faithful accept the people He created. Our fallen nature from the time of Adam and Eve’s fall has created that imbalance. Eventually that will be fixed though.
There will come a day where all things will be revealed. Jesus’ who knows the hearts of all mankind will reveal our hearts and actions openly to everyone else and we will all “know”. In the mean time I fully also believe that God, at His discretion, has a form of vengeance that can take place right now, in this life, as it is. His goodness will reveal itself through blessings and honor of those who walk uprightly and the eventual breaking down of those who do not.
Take heart my friends. He is watching and the Bible says that His eyes watch over the whole world. I think that is amazing, not to mention He sees right into the hearts of those who have been created by Him. We live in a fallen state and until that changes we will deal with the antics of fallen people. Unfortunately some are more cruel than others.
I have a theory that there is a hole in the internal being of some that is so big and wide that they have to fill it by taking advantage of others. I wish I could come a long and mend each person who has experienced being cheated out of things they deserve in this life. Be sure that the Bible is true in that the meek shall inherit this earth. The haughty and proud will go out in a blaze. They shall be last while those of us who have endured their wrath will be first in God’s Kingdom. Sometimes, we are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of God’s balancing act right here on earth and we get to see how He takes care of His own. Take heart, the bully on the earthly playground won’t get away with things all of the time. Eventually their folly will catch up with them and you can stand proud that you live with integrity and God’s ethics.
I pray you peace in your heart, if someone has taken advantage of you. I also pray God will reveal His goodness to you right now in this life. Also, I pray that the Lord will show you how protective He is of you while revealing to you His distaste for what others have done to you. Pray for your enemies and take heart. Let your heart remain pure from the evil doings of others and watch how God blesses you! I know He is faithful. You can bet your last dollar on it and even then, watch Him multiply His blessing for you!
In His love,
Pastor Jenine Marie Howry