What is happening is God’s doing
I have the pleasure of meeting with an older gentleman who wants to study the question, “Why does evil exist?” More specifically, he wants to follow God but is struggling with a God who will allow evil to rule and conquer and is satisfied that there is a Supreme Being but that being is not intimately involved or at least seems not to care with the dealings of our life here on earth.
Of course, just by meeting with me, he is hoping that he is wrong and my prayer everyday is that I may be used of God to reveal Him in my life.
Since I do believe that God created evil, and since I do believe He is the God of the universe, in complete control, hearing the prayers of 2 billion Christians around the world at the same time, inhabiting and bringing to life these souls to a place of holiness and seeking those that are lost so that they may be saved…
…I believe that what is happening is God’s doing.
How I respond to that is a different matter.
Sometimes God wants me to fight, sometimes to love, sometimes to lay down my life, sometimes to give, sometimes to really give, and other times rest in Him while He fights for me.
I think that discerning the signs of the times and understanding the will and heart of God is crucial in our world today. To many of us have rules and judgements that are set in stone and unable to bend when God says bend or to change direction when God calls for a new path to follow.
My discussions with this gentleman covers the killing of 12 million Jews by Hitler’s Germany, the birth of a child with mental and/or physical problems, the suffering of children in general. So we try to see what God’s plan could have been – and we come up with lots of them yet they seem insufficient because why did they have to happen at all – God could have just done it and we are back to the why question.
Since my issue is not in the “why” but in the “how do you want to use me today” – we miss on a few cylinders.
I pray that the name of Jesus never leaves your lips today and that you call upon Him always to save you. May you see His hand of grace extended to you and if not, then maybe another day, when you ask Him to show you what He did for you that day, He will.
These considerations should reconcile us to our losses and troubles, that God is the Author of them. If we secure the favour of God, not all the universe can hurt us.
- ” Every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment” (worryisuseless.wordpress.com)
- Following Bad Advice (dailybibleplan.com)
- Laundry, Expectations, and Grace (melindavanry.wordpress.com)
- Witnessing for Christ (christiansnotions.wordpress.com)