Thursday, September 24, 2015

God is Not Losing!

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Our Lord, how long must I beg for your help before you listen?  How long before you save us from all this violence?   Why do you make me watch such terrible injustice?  Why do you allow violence, lawlessness, crime, and cruelty to spread everywhere?   Laws cannot be enforced; justice is always the loser; criminals crowd out honest people and twist the laws around.

Habakkuk 1:2-4

These words were written long before the birth of Jesus Christ.  The actual date is not known, but when Habakkuk was alive he saw terrible injustices, violence, lawlessness, crime and cruelty and it was spreading everywhere.  Laws were not enforced and justice was always the loser.  Criminals crowded out honest people and they twisted the laws around!

This description sounds exactly like what is happening in the United States of America today!  In the struggle between Good and Evil when you see all kinds of wrongs around you, remember that God is not "losing" the battle, rather God is "using" even all these things to accomplish His ultimate purpose in the world!

I am tempted to despair when I see so many things wrong in this world.  But I must remember that I must not give in to any temptation, and perhaps especially the temptation to despair!  God will not be defeated!  He has decided that nothing set up to come against Him will succeed!

So today, when you see the roaring seas of despair all around you, let your heart be at peace in the knowledge that God has not and will never fail.  The promises for those who trust in Him are as fresh and new as the sun which came up this morning.

"Lord Jesus, I see that the battle is raging all around, but You have won the Victory and will forever Reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords!  Give my heart new Peace today as I wait for Your Return!  May You be praised forever.  Amen."

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