Hard to believe, right? We see so many things happening today and many are left wondering, "God where are you?" Many are questioning His existence altogether. There's racial injustice, discrimination based on skin color, fights for equal rights, turmoil in the church and with leaders, mental illness seems to be at an all time high... and many Christ followers are feeling helpless.
It's almost as if the human race is split in 3 groups: 1) obviously there is no God, 2) why is God allowing these things to happen, and 3) Come, Jesus come!
All I can say is this... God's not dead. He sees all. He sits high and looks low. He's close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit. We have to trust that He's still here, even now. Why does He allow bad things to happen? Let's not forget free will. Not everyone that roams the earth worships our God. Not everyone tries to live right. Not everyone has a conscience. Some could care less about the injustices. Some could care less about the girls and boys being abused, violated, and paid to keep quiet. Some could care less about races being discriminated against. Some could care less that other political parties are actually humans. In this time, cast all your cares and anxieties on Him. He cares.
It's easy to wonder why He allows things to happen, but why do we? Everything seems to point to everyone waiting on God. There are circumstances, however, in which He is waiting on us. We are charged with tending to the poor (Proverbs 14:31). We are to restore and help those who have fallen (Galatians 6:1). We are to live according to His Word, as witnesses (2 Timothy 2:21). We are to pray when we see the need (1 Timothy 2:1). We are to speak up for those that are unable (Proverbs 31:8-9). We are to let our lights shine bright for others to see (Matthew 5:16). We are to fight for those that are weak (Galatians 6:2). We are to feed those that are hungry (Luke 3:11). We are to help those who are sick (James 5:13-15).
You and I are only 2 people. But 2 people working for the Lord can make a huge difference. With the power of God and the blood of His Son flowing through our veins, we possess more authority than we realize. Between God, you, and I, we are the majority. And there's so much that we can do.
I encourage and remind you, my friend. God's not dead. Because He lives in you and me. And every time you get saddened or upset about something you've seen, heard, or read, this is proof of His presence. Your compassion reflects a heart like His. Your disgust shows your desire for peace. Your concern shows the acknowledgement of Satan's tactics. But God! He reigns. He lives. He sees. And He feels the same way you do. Talk to Him and tell Him how you feel about it all. Be honest. And then wait to see what He says back to you...