Come Out Swingin’

From Pastor’s Desk:

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.


I’ve known some “quiet” people in my time. By that I mean those people who are more introverted than extroverted. They usually don’t begin the conversation. If the conversation turns ugly, they are usually the ones who walk away, or try to. But if the ugliness has reached the stage of total disruption, especially if it is turned toward the “quiet” one, there is no real chance of walking away.

I’ve know those quiet people to take and take and take again, but when it reaches the “boiling” point, they come uncorked. Nothing is held back. Seems as if all that pent up emotion that they have been holding inside now bursts out. And you do not want to be on the receiving end of whatever they are about to dish out. You do not want to push this kind of person into a corner. As has been said, “They’ll come out swingin’.”

Just because a person is quiet do not assume they will not, and cannot handle themselves in adverse situations. People who have been the recipient of a quiet person’s actions are known to have said things like “I didn’t know he had it in him.” Or, “She seemed so timid.”

Sometimes it seems as if we just don’t hear from God. Oft times it seems as if evil, running rampant, will never be addressed. The evilness in the world is gaining momentum day by day. Evildoers are overcoming those who do good.

There is a great promise in Nahum 1:3. God may have been “quiet” for a time, and may continue to be for a while longer, but there’s going to come a day when evil will have “pushed” Him into a corner and He will “come out swingin’”!

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