I recently saw Carol Burnett interviewed and she relayed a story that I’d heard her say before but it reminded me of something this time. If you don’t know who Carol Burnett is, she is a famous American comedian and actress. Before she was famous she was working as an usher in a movie cinema right off Hollywood Blvd. This usher uniform she had to wear, I guess she relays was hideous and had epilates on the shoulders. Then anyone could come in at anytime during the movie and no matter where it was in the movie set down and soon the movie would start again. She says that one particular day this movie was in it’s last minutes and these people came up demanding they’d be seated right away. She was working at the aisle two door. She asked for them to wait five minutes because the movie was almost done, and I guess they went to get the manager. That manager stormed over to her and ripped off her epilates. He demanded she leave the building at once. “You’re fired!” he roared. I’m sure that was a pretty low point for her. She went on to become the comedic icon she is today. She says that when they called her to tell her they were going to honor her with a star on Hollywood Blvd, she told them she wanted the star right in front of that theatre. If that wasn’t good enough, in the interview she relayed that a few years ago that same theatre had fallen in disrepair and the owners called her and asked her if she’d like the door to aisle 2. Today that door is in her home, I’m sure it’s a reminder to her every time she sees it that all worked out in the end.
It is so easy when something happens that isn’t right to demand for justice. But I’ve learned in my years God always has a way to bring things around. You have to allow God the time to do that for you. The battle is not yours to fight.
Psalm 17:2 (NIV)
May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
1 Corinthians 1:8 (The Amplified)
And He will establish you to the end [keep you steadfast, give you strength, and guarantee your vindication; He will be your warrant against all accusation or indictment so that you will be] guiltless and irreproachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
When Jesus was brutally murdered on the cross that was a big injustice. He had no sin. The Bible says that he didn’t argue with his accusers.
Isaiah 53:7 (NIV)
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
I’ll admit the first thing I want to do when someone hurts me or ticks me off, is I want to kick their behinds. However we need to realize that God will bring the situation around. Some way, some how we’ll be able to look at the situation one day and see that God brought our vindication.
Give your situations and issues to God today. Allow God to fight those battles for you. Allow Him to make them turn around like only He can. We need to let the situation go and give it to God. We need to choose to let Him have it and let Him work on it. He has a bigger plan and purpose than what we see. Try trusting Him. You’ll be glad you did.