Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays — Day 22


Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable. It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil.

Nahum 1:2-7 ESV – 2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers. 5 The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him. 7 The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Almighty God,

You are Sovereign. You exact justice. You avenge evil. (Psalm 7:11 CSB – 11 God is a righteous judge and a God who shows his wrath every day. )

Father, I can take comfort because You are also Holy, and Good, and You abound in steadfast love and faithfulness. You see every hurt and injustice and evil, and You do not just sit idly by. You have a plan. I am Yours, and You have promised to be with me always, to care for me, to be my refuge and my fortress. You are my Father. I am Your child.

You will never “fly off the handle.” You are deliberate, intentional, and purposeful. This world may be full of evil, but You are good, and You do good; teach us Your ways (Psalm 119). And, because You are Sovereign, You are just, You have a plan — You will win in the end! Evil will be defeated; the enemy will be defeated. We will be forever in Your presence with no more tears, or sorrow, or evil, or injustice. You will wipe away every tear. Thank You, my good Father.


THIS TOOL IS MEANT TO BE SHARED. To download a copy visit Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

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