I just can’t take it . Every time something terrible, horrible, bone chilling happens, the same question rises up. Where is God? And I tell you He is where He said He would be.
Right in the middle of the mess with us.
One of the single greatest omissions of modern church thinking is the concept that we live in a war zone. It is our enemy who prowls around looking to devour, even to kill, steal and destroy. (1 Peter 5 and John 10) So when that destruction comes, why are we so surprised?
Are we so deceived that we do not know how and why to rail against the true source of hate and death? Are we so socially and spiritually numb that we do not see the war against God’s children?
God loves the world He has created. The enemy hates it.
The enemy uses all manner of strategies to mar and distort all he can. But God still brings comfort, healing, hope and peace regardless of the tactics used. God’s number weapon? Me and you.
Last night, the Lord woke me up. As I focused my eyes in the dark, I saw the brilliance of the moon in my house. I heard this phrase over and over in my spirit
A Great Light has come
and the darkness cannot put it out.
So now what?
Jesus did this crazy thing in the gospels. First He said, “I am the light of the world.” (John 12) And then He turned around and said, YOU are the light of the world. (Matthew 5)
I don’t know about you, but I see a Great Light burning in the hearts of men and women who run to help in places of devastation and horror. I see God’s light shining through us as we love and bless when we could hate. I see a Great Light in the hearts of believers who carry His power and authority to stand and overcome the prince of this world.
I tell you worship God. It is our greatest weapon and the enemy hates it!
God is good. God in the details. So instead of blaming Him, let’s display Him.