God could compensate for people’s evil actions through supernatural intervention 100 percent of the time. God would stop a drunk driver, stop a father who has addictions from abusing his family, stop robberies, or stop terrorist attacks. While this solution sounds great, it would lose its appeal as soon as God’s intervention infringed on something we wanted to do. We want God to prevent horribly evil actions, but we are willing to let “lesser-evil” actions slide – not realizing that those “lesser-evil” actions are what usually lead to the “greater-evil” actions. For example: there is pornography that leads to affairs and cheating on taxes that leads to theft. Ultimately, all evil causes harm to others. We live in a real world where our good and evil actions have direct and indirect consequences upon us and those around us. God’s desire is that we would obey Him. Jesus came to change men’s hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit, and He does this for those who will call on Him to save them from their sin and its consequences. (Paraphrased excerpt from “Why Does God Allow Evil?” by gotquestions.org)
We can trust in God, even when life hurts, and when we don’t understand why bad things are happening to us. Discovery Series outlines 10 Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering.
Read more about each reason here: http://web001.rbc.org/pdf/ten-reasons/in-a-god-who-allows-suffering.pdf
Look at some of these reasons as ways to deepen your faith and trust in God, even when there is pain and suffering in your life, and in the world around you.
I'm so thankful that God's love, mercy, grace, and faithfulness endure to all generations.... they endure forever! No matter what your situations, circumstances, issues, etc. look like, know that God is for you. He is not against you. He wants the best for you not sometimes, not most times, but all the time. As for hard times, His Word does not promise the absence of them. But He promises to be with us every step of the way. Be encouraged today. No matter what you have had to face, are facing now, and will face in the future, remember that the God who created the universe by speaking everything in it into existence wants to speak to you. Won't you listen as the Holy Spirit woos you unto Himself? He loves you with an everlasting love. Nothing can touch that. God bless!
Good Friday is not a good day without the Cross. The day Jesus went to the Cross might seem gloomy at first, but when you really think about it, that day was the day when Jesus officially declared war on death and hell via his ugly and gruesome--and at the same time, beautiful--death. This good weekend, Jesus took the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18). As we know, Jesus would be ultimately victorious! All those who place their faith and trust in Him are also victorious over death and hell too! So that's why I'm extra happy on this #GoodFriday!
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.