Why is there so much evil in the world?
Why are our families being torn apart?
Why is there so much anger and hatred in our country?
Why are addictions the plague of our century?
Why are innocent children being abused and killed?
Why are we living in a worldwide pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on our emotional, spiritual, physical and economic well-being? Why now?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Satan takes the credit for all of this in the first chapter of Job. He tells God that he just got back from “roaming the earth, going back and forth on it.” (vs 7 )
And Satan leaves a wide path of destruction wherever he goes. That’s what I’m seeing and that’s what you are seeing – the work of Satan. He has convinced a whole lot of people to ignore the truth – just rant emotionally about whatever has upset you today. Forget about being kind, loving and forgiving, and just focus on yourself – that’s all that matters
Satan smiles whenever we believe the lies swirling all around us in our culture. He loves it when we consult Google instead of God when deciding what’s right and wrong, good or bad.
He enjoys watching us wreck our relationships and our marriages with our selfishness. He encourages us to be impatient, impulsive and immature.
Wow! He is really getting a kick out of the lack of respect for authority that is growing in our country. It’s a win-win for him because everyone else loses.
Satan smiles when he can do anything to distract us from our relationship with God. He’ll even bring good things into our lives if they will lure us away from God. I’m asking myself – is there anything, good or bad, that Satan has placed in my life to keep me from spending time with God? Have you asked yourself this question?
Satan is very busy roaming…..
going back and forth…
back and forth…
over our world, and our country and our neighborhoods and our homes.
Please use us to overcome evil with your good, Abba Father.