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. 

Romans 12:11-12, Zeal and Hope

Be devoted to your calling or vocation.

Your calling is your reason for living.

Therefore, no room for slack.

You must encourage yourself in your darkest night just like David did.

David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God. 1 Samuel 30:6

The passion for your calling and your purpose in life would be enough to reinvigorate your spirit and give you energy for another day.

And when things go not the way you plan them, remain strong. Be confident in the ability of God to keep you and help you.

Your confidence in God is your hope that God cannot fail.

Continually talk to God about everything.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6

Continue to say all of your minds to Him.

Don’t relent! Don’t give up!

Rom 12:12 Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.

Romans 12:9-10 Re: True Love

True love is not about “what is in it for me?”,

It is about “what can I offer?”

True love is undiluted with bad intentions and deceits.
The inclination to do good always spurs love. That means good acts energize 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 waits and
True love endures.

The idea of “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 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.

Have a lovely day!

Romans 12:2

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

Conformity with the world is an enmity to God.
That is, if you’re going to satisfy the world, you’ll likely displease God.

You cannot do God’s will and balance your life with the world’s standards at same time. It is nearly impossible!

You must constantly think and work on your mind to do the right thing. Through this, you will be able to determine the will of God for your life.

Your renewed mind will be mindful of the things of God, and how to please Him will be a priority.

Ironically, you cannot satisfy this world (friends, colleagues, social media, trends, and even loved ones). They are more focused on your shortcomings than your positive vibes.

Expending your energy to serve God is better than trying to please this world.

Guide your heart!

Romans 12:1

Rom 12:1 NET Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which is your reasonable service.

Paul begged the people in this conversation to live their lives in a way pleasing to God. That is, in a way that makes God smile.

Your bodies mean your will, choices, decision-making, and how you use your physical body.

All the above must align together to do what is acceptable to God. What is acceptable to God is to do the right thing and serve God and humanity.

It’s not complicated! The God-Man relationship is not a Master-Servant type of relationship. Paul said that if we live for God like this, we will fulfill God’s divine purpose on earth.

This is the life God wants everyone to live, the kind of life that makes the world a better place.

Don’t forget God

Ecc 12:1 NET So remember your Creator in the days of your youth – before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”

The busyness of this life and all the quest to become a success or achieve greatness makes it easy to forget God.

It makes it easier to forget about our creator than it is to forget our names.

Don’t forget God!

You’ll answer to Him eventually whether you believe it or not.

Seek Him and follow Him.

1 Samuel 12:24 NIV
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

God is in it all

Ecc 3:14 NET I also know that whatever God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it. God has made it this way, so that men will fear him.

It is because of bible verse like the one above that I believe God is in control of everything even if the situation says otherwise.

God holds it all together and He is in it all so that nothing happens outside of His limitless, sovereign power.

We may not understand many things, but God understands all things, and He’s in control of everything.

So, what do we do in this type of situation?
I understand that the best thing to do when you don’t know where you’re going is to ask for direction, and when direction is not provided, you simply follow the lead of the person leading you, or the lead of the person who knows the way.

God knows the way, and Jesus said, “I am the way.”

Therefore, follow Him even when things look blurring and confusing.

We shall not miss it in Jesus mighty name,
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.

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