The pressures of life and
stresses of busyness over time
will simply wear us down.
We all know it.
We all feel it.
Some of us will admit it.
Some will simply push back
until our push is broke.
But then tragedy strikes.
Even this cataclysmic event
and we forget all that and stand still
waiting for the dust to settle.
What do we do with this?
How do we process something
that makes no sense to us?
Often times we point our finger heavenward
and cry out…
“If God is good, how could he
allow such tragedy, especially when we already
struggle to make our way in life?”
But why is it that we don’t ever point our finger
in that other direction?
Toward the hell we so desire to deny exists.
For that is where our stress comes from.
That is where our busyness began…
spinning us out of control
until we got lost in this
present darkness wondering
IF God is good… then, why this?
Evil is present in our world.
I don’t blame terrorists.
I don’t blame radical groups, nor any
people different than myself
I blame the darkest power
in this present world
in this universe.
The one who demanded his own way
millions of years ago.
The once highest angel of light,
who turned his back on God
and became the father of lies.
He lies to you,
He lies to me,
He lies to tell us to point our finger
heavenward at God…
to blame Him.
I mean wouldn’t you?
Way back when, on the playground
when I got caught pushing someone from behind,
said hurting, slandering words?
Isn’t that who we learned it from?
Certainly our mom never taught us,
“Now, when you get accused of wrong,
point to someone else
and say they did it.”
That’s just not how it went.
We heard the whisper.
That said, blame someone else,
so we did.
So he did.
Ever since he was given
rule over this present darkness.
And he will continue to do so
until Jesus returns and judge all,
condemning him for eternity.
Don’t believe the lie
Don’t believe the liar.
God is good… no IF comes before.
God gives strength.
God give endurance.
Even under pressure, even over time
He can use all things,
even the evil that Satan began,
like resistance worked out over time
to strengthen us.
If only we will believe.
FAITH is trusting God more than our own instinct,
more than our own thoughts,
more than the media,
the talk of the world.
FAITH is believing, not seeing.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on all of God’s armor
so that you will be able to stand firm
against all strategies of the devil.
For are not not fighting against
but against evil rulers and authorities
of the unseen world,
against mighty powers in this dark world,
and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT
Let us point our finger heavenward
Even when things don’t look good,
I trust that God is good
and can work all things…
even my problems,
even my stresses,
even my weakness,
even the world’s tragedies,
even in this dark world,
for good in my life.
Because I love Him
and I trust Him.