Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk 2:4 NKJV
Habakkuk did not understand why evil men prospered. He did not understand why evil nations could be so powerful. He turned to the Lord for answers.
Many of us struggle with the same questions today. Why is there so much evil in the world? Why is there so much pain and suffering? God is love, so why is there so much hatred in the world?
My son had a serious illness. Doctors found tumors in his lungs. His spine was leaking fluid. One day we were celebrating his birthday. The next he was in the hospital. How could a healthy teenager get so sick from one day to the next?
There are many questions that go unanswered. There are many things we do not understand. We know God loves us. We know He is for us and not against us. We know the Lord is still in control.
Jesus wants us to trust Him. He wants us to live by faith!
My son’s medical care was unacceptable. A hospital sent him home undiagnosed. His condition was unchanged. Another hospital diagnosed him with a reportable infectious disease. A doctor said they could not document it. They terminated his treatment.
One Doctor said my son made himself sick because he did not want to go to school. They told us to buy him a video game to take his mind off the pain. They chose not to treat him so they would not have to report an infectious disease.
What is going on? We live in a fallen world. Sin has tainted God’s perfect creation. Greed injustice sickness and death have polluted our world!
We must turn to what we do know when we cannot find the answers we seek. We know God does not want anyone to go into eternity separated from His great love. We know God gave His Son so we can spend eternity with Him.
In God’s presence there will be no injustice. There will be no pain or suffering. We will have answers to all our questions. We will have joy unspeakable and unending in eternity with Jesus!
God will have questions for us. He will ask if we knew His Son. He will ask us if we lived by faith in Jesus. The Lord will answer the only question that matters. He will tell people who humbled themselves to enter-into His rest. He will tell people who did not know Jesus to depart to from Him!
Will you turn to the Lord for answers to your questions? Will you live by faith in Jesus Christ? Humble yourself before the Lord now so you can stand before Him in eternity!
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