Businesswoman and television personality Rosie Rivera shares how to lean on God as defender in the midst of life's hurts and wounds while also grappling with the strong desire for justice and retaliation.
Revenge is one of our deepest instincts. When we have been hurt or when something has been stolen from us, whether that be our innocence or our good name or a loved one, the desire to retaliate is irresistible. But is it the right response of a follower of Jesus?
Rosie Rivera has walked in this tension, a sojourner in the search for healing and wholeness in the light of horrific wrongs. She has wrestled the desire to defend herself, her reputation, and her family while also wanting to let God be her Defender.
God Is Your Defender is about understanding the motives behind your thoughts and behaviors toward those who have wronged you. It is about the conditions you might have put on forgiveness. It is about fighting the urge to take over instead of trusting God. It is about learning how to truly rest in the Lord as the One who defends you and actively abiding in his peace.
Backed by biblical examples and personal stories, Rosie guides you to a place of healing as you
- learn the difference between a heart of advocacy and a vengeful spirit
- stop the self-destructive cycle of an unresolved revenge
- discern effectively when to take a righteous stand and when to stand back and let God defend
- experience how to exchange an eye for an eye mentality to an I for an I by exchanging I am hurt for I am healing
God Is Your Defender equips you to respond to hurtful situations, from the most minor to some of the most difficult, from a place of empowerment and peace.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rosie Rivera is an author, entrepreneur, and the testamentary executor of Jenni Rivera Enterprises, as well as an international speaker, author and an influential public figure. Rosie uses her platform to lift up, motivate, and give hope to sexual abuse victims as a survivor and counselor.