We’ve heard it many times

‘If there is a God indeed,

Why is there so much evil

And why does He not intercede?’

And again, ‘If there is a God

Why do people suffer with cancer,

And children sold as sex slaves?’

As they eagerly await the answer.

There is no clear answer

Since we’re not God or have His mind,

But there are several possibilities

To leave all doubt behind.

Firstly, most issues are self-induced

And to this we can testify,

Because if evil flows from the lips

It will kiss all peace goodbye.

Secondly, there is an adversary

The enemy of our soul,

Who comes to kill and to destroy

And to cause suffering is his goal.

Thirdly, there are worldly ways

Where negativity and all its greed,

Will bring to life confusion

And many doubts our mind it feeds.

There also is much jealousy

Where inwardly the curses flow,

And anxieties combined with fear

That become our greatest foes.

Additionally, there is the heart

That is defiled from within,

When it chooses to reject the Lord

And continue in its sin.

Bad things happen all the time

That’s why we need protection,

In the spiritual realm that is more real

Which requires much reflection.

If God eliminated all wickedness

He’d have to wipe us all away,

Because there is none righteous, no not one

Who is sinless every day.

God is real and He is pure

And abhors all evil indeed,

And has reserved a day of judgement

In which He will intercede.

He’s being kind and patient

And it’s His will that none will perish,

And is waiting for repentance

And for His ways we adopt and cherish.

He’ll judge according to our faith and works

As all will be revealed,

So let’s encourage one another to get right with Him

Where our eternity is sealed.

(C) P.B. 2021

“He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”  1 Peter 3:10

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”  1 Peter 5:8

“Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”  1 John 2:15-17

“For love is strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave, its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.”  Song of Solomon 8:6

“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…”. 1 Corinthians 14:33

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?”  Jeremiah 17:9

“And it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement.”  Hebrews 9:27

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement.”  Matthew 12:36

“Who will render to each one according to his deeds, eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honour, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness – indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil…”. Romans 2:6-9

“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.  And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.  And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”  Revelation 20:12

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9