God, do you care to stop the evil around our society

So I woke up thinking about whether God sees every evil happening in the world. The wars, killings, kidnapping, and more are all taking place every single day of our lives.

Where is God in all of this?

Does He has an idea of what is going on, and can He help?

The question is similar to a prophet called Habakkuk questioning God the same way about the evil in his days.

Sometimes, we need to wait for the right time. 

Hab 2:3 EasyEnglish What I will show to you must wait for the proper time. But at that time, it will happen. It will happen as I have said. It may not happen for a long time but wait for it. It will certainly happen and it will not be late.

So, it’s likely that bad people will succeed in doing bad things such as kidnapping, killings, scams, fraud, etc., but those who trust God will survive, and God shall keep them.

Hab 2:4 EasyEnglish Look, the Babylonians are proud. The things that they want are not good. But righteous people will live by their faith in God.

God knows what is going on and sees every evil by the wicked.

God has a judgment day for all these evil people, and I’m sure He’ll bring them to due justice.

Hab 2:9-10 EasyEnglish 9 Some people get things for themselves by ways that are not fair. A sad time will come to those people. You build your homes high up so that nobody can take you to do bad things to you. 10 You decided to kill the people from many countries. Because of that, you will be ashamed. And you will pay with your own life.

Unfortunately, He doesn’t work according to our time and plan.

It seems like He allowed an evil man to kill or kidnap a little child.

God specifically told Habakkuk that the evil will not last long and that God will punish the wicked will surely in the end. 

The reason God allowed the kidnapping and the wickedness and wars at the moment, I have no idea. 

Bad things will happen, but I’m sure God will, and He can keep those who believe in Him safe through the time of trouble. 

Hab 3:17-18 EasyEnglish 17 There may be: no flowers on the fig tree no fruit on the vines nothing on the trees that have fruits called olives no food in the fields no sheep in the hills no cows on the farms 18 but I will still sing praises to the LORD! I will be happy with the God that makes me safe.

He is God, and I’m sure He does what’s best and has given the earth to humans to rule.

Man chooses what to do with it and with the inhabitants of it. 

When to pray

When you’re troubled and distressed, it’s time to pray.

When you’re confused, it’s time to pray.

When you have a challenge and don’t know how to manage it, it’s time to pray.

When you’re in a dilemma and find it hard to make a good decision, pray.

And when everything seems alright, it’s time to pray.

Matthew 26:36-38
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed.

38 Then he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.”

The quiet day

So, Jesus died on the cross on Friday.

There was a lot of chaos and talking about Jesus leading to His death.

Then came Saturday, and everything was quiet. No one is saying anything.

The quiet day.

But it seems that the quiet day was the most active day for Jesus.

He was busy fighting on our behalf, fighting against death, Satan, and our sin.

He fought and defeated all our enemies.

This is the only reason we claim victory even before we fight any battle because Jesus won it all for us.

I’m confident that Sunday’s coming, and there will resume talking and, of course, some great things.

The quiet day was the day Jesus conquered all. Amen!

God’s got this madness under control

I was talking with someone about whether one man can single-handedly determine the fate of the world.

I remembered how God used Pharaoh for His end purpose.

Pharaoh thought he was doing the right thing. No, he was inadvertently doing God’s will.

Proverbs 21:1 says that the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, and He directs it where He pleases.

God knows every decision of man, and He gives the final verdict.

So this makes me think that no action of (any) man in history can effectively alter God’s purpose in any way.

God still controls the affairs of the world he created regardless of how we feel about what’s happening, or whatever is going on around in the world.

Psalm 33:11 NIV
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

The Believer’s anchor

The only hope of any believer is in the infallible nature of God to fail.

Discouragement is possible and happens.
Life’s event turns unpalatable, and Christians get discouraged.

Your anchor is God.

“The love of many will grow cold as a result of problems and troubles all around. Remember, Jesus mentioned this.

So, hang onto nothing else except hope in God.

He’s capable of saving to the very end.

Your hope in God will not and cannot fail you.

This world will definitely pass away with everything in it, but those who put their trust in God will abide forever.

The Lord is able to save to the very end.

True love….

True love cares;
True love thinks about others first;
True love is honest;
True love expresses empathy and shares burden;
True love sacrifices;
True love wait and
True love endures.

The idea about “love me,” “show me your love,” and even the “I love you” seems diluted, polluted,  and complicated today.

But we know that in our hearts, true love is patient.

Love is kind and behaves nicely towards others.

Love does not envy other people. It is happy with other people’s successes and does not wish them evil.

Love doesn’t need to boast or brag about anything. It allows things and events to announce themselves without pushing them.

And love is level-headed. It is warm, calm and, collected, right?

Love behaves respectfully. For instance, it allows other people to talk and doesn’t mind taking turns even if it’s the last turn.

Love is considering others before yourself.

Love relax and would not get offended easily.

Love speaks out carefully against wrongdoing and maintains the truth.

Love endures and is hopeful about tomorrow.

True love lasts forever.

So, this is true love.

This is what true love is all about.

Stop praying; start working!

Yeah, stop praying and start doing some work!

James 1:22-25 said we should be doing what the Word says and not just hear it only.

Hearing the Word but not doing anything is of no use.

Jesus gave us a perfect example. After He finished praying, He would often get up and start His day with His disciples.

It would be spiritual laziness to spend the entire time praying and doing nothing.

Even God works!

God spent the day creating the world and retiring in the “night.”

Let’s stop deceiving ourselves as if prayers solve everything without acting or working.

Let’s get to work out our faith with some works.

Asking for the lead

One major reason we ask for the lead is to avoid missing the way.

When there’s a lead, errors are avoided or minimized.

A lead gives us certainty of where we are going and which direction will help us achieve the end result– the destination.

Without a lead, we go astray.

We must ask/pray for the lead so that we don’t miss it.

And when you suddenly realize that you have been treading in the wrong direction, retrace your steps and head back in the right direction.

Happy new month of February, 2022.

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