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No matter how scholarly one is, no matter how many hours are spent in God’s word, people can become doubtful of God being in their corner.  The world always seems to have the upper hand.  Evil people seem to own the stage, curry the wealth, get the recognition and shamelessly attack those that are God’s people.  This has been the case throughout history. The Israelites in Egypt, David running from Saul, The persecution of the early church and the continued war on God in the courts, schools and churches across the world.

Still, history bears out the fact that God is supreme.  He has overcome the world and has remained sovereign despite the thousands of attacks and attempts to eradicate his influence.  In our personal journeys, we often times wonder why bad things happen, why God does not intervene–the truth is simply that God’s love for us allows him to take us through suffering and the evil of the world so that we can be prepared to meet the enemy and stand firm. 

God warns us to stand firm–the enemy is like a roaring lion seeking whom h may devour. He also tells us to put on the whole armor of God to prepare for war. Finally, he reminds us that no matter what the circumstance is; we can do all things through Christ–who strengthens us. He is always present, ever watchful and ready to lead, guide, direct and comfort his own.  Don’t worry, the world will not win!

God Bless You

Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
    Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
    Why does he say to himself,
    “He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
    you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
    you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
    call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
    that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.