I see it.
I know you see it.
But do we call it what it is?
It’s the evil that Satan is wreaking upon our world as he is ‘roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it’. This was Satan’s answer to God in the beginning of Job when God asked Satan where he had come from.
Satan is still roaming the earth, going back and forth on it – creating havoc. Just watch the news one time and you’ll see all of the publicity Satan is getting as he spreads his evil and hatred over the world.
I don’t understand why people get mad at God when bad things happen – that’s what Satan is doing.
All day, every day.
Why don’t they get mad at Satan? We need to call it what it is. Call it WHO it is. Satan loves it when someone gets mad at God for something he did. He won that round!
Satan is working very hard to distract us having a relationship with God. He draws our attention to things that would normally be ‘good’ but then they take all of our time so we have none ‘left over’ for God.
Satan can win the battle using good things – as long as they distract us from God.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they gave Evil a role in our world. When we sin, we give Evil a personal role in our lives. Yes, God is in control. But we choose to sin. And, as we sin, we give Evil more power as He roams the earth, going back and forth on it.
So let’s not be distracted by Satan.
Let’s not listen to Satan’s lies and his twisted half-truths.
Let us focus our eyes on God who has already won the war. It is finished.
And let’s call the evil and the pain and the hatred in our world what it is – it’s the work of Satan.
Please help us win our daily battles with Satan, Abba Father.