The last couple of weeks have brought horrific news. How does one make sense of senseless crimes? Understanding the evil, hate and hardened hearts on the world. Innocent children killed in a place they are meant to learn and be safe. People shot dead while buying groceries. The dark web, black market and human trafficking are all examples of the wickedness. The harsh reality is that we live in a fallen world. There is evil all around us. Yet, we can be reminded of HIS word. “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life [John 10:10].”
In the midst of the storm, The Lord is among us. There is nothing in the world that can happen without God’s permission. But why would God allow innocent children to be murdered? Why does God allow war? Senseless crimes? Evil acts? The answer is simple, FREE WILL.
Evil exist because people exist. People are evil. Satan is evil. Yet, God is Good.
We need each other now more than ever. The battle is not of flesh and blood, there is a spiritual warfare taken place. Do not lost heart or turn against your friend, instead be united and find comfort in HIS TRUTH.
Find comfort in HIS WORD with these verses:
- “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [Matthew 5:4].”
- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God [2 Corinthians 1:3-4].”
- “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me [Psalm 23:4].