Overcoming Injustice

Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.  ~Habbakuk

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11


I remember the stripes

Unjust as they were

Paying the price

A Father’s wrath incurred

Like a bronzed prison

Descending on head

A dark cloudy vision

A darkness, a dread

A mysterious crime

Valuables stolen

Not just a dime

Started anger rollin’

But silver the value

of a thief’s soul

Forfeited virtue

A substitute’s goal

I remember the court

The judge and the jury

Condemnation’s cohort

And threat of perjury

I remember the grilling

The interrogation

The endless drilling

The endless questions

The guilty one’s denial

The innocent’s plight

There’s no parting the Nile

When it’s Egypt’s flight

I remember the breaking

The pressure too great

I remember the taking

Of cruel punisher’s hate

I remember the bath

The cold porcelain white

The red blush abashed

Paralysis’ bite

I remember the bending

The falling to knee

I remember submitting

To the jaundicy

I remember the welts

Red hot and searing

The unforgiving belt

The Executioner leering

I remember the shame

The baring so naked

The bearing of blame

And injustice taken

I remember the ending

The judgement spent

The penalty’s rendering

The penance rent

The harsh aftermath

The Just was undone

The unfair blood bath

The unjust was done

Amy 2/5/18


Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand. Psalm 39:10

I woke up in the middle of the night and, weeping, wrote the above poem in about half an hour.   It is based on something that happened in my childhood that was so unfair that it still haunts me to this day.

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.   1 Peter 2:20

I never really did understand the situation as it was happening to me as a young girl.   All I did know was that it was one of the most unjust things I ever experienced.

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  John 13:7

Someone guilty got away with a crime.

for I will not acquit the guilty.  Exodus 23:7

I understand it now.

He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”   1 Peter 2:24

How unjust is that?

How grace-filled is this?…

…he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10

Even as a young child receiving an unfair punishment.

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.   ~Revelation of John

Father God, in all things you work to the good for those who love you and have been called according to your purpose.   A person’s sin will find them out, this is sure.  The person that got away with that crime will be found out.  That is sure.  You will give men in exchange for the life of your Bride.  You have given men’s lives in exchange for your beloved Bride.   You will continue to give men’s lives in exchange for your Bride.  You specifically gave One man….your Son…in exchange for your Bride.  What a great faith we have!  He died for our sin that we may die to sin and live to Him.!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.  Genesis 50:20

everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4



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Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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