A friend of mine was minding her own business when a stranger violently assaulted her, leaving her for dead, unconscious, out in the freezing cold. 9 months later, she was delivered of a beautiful baby boy, but she has suffered the effects of PTSD and seizures, as well as the need for several major operations.
Money problems have followed, and a, recently, difficult surgery with a painful recovery was performed on an almost emergency basis.
Her family, by all accounts, are good people. They love the Lord. They go to church. They do good deeds, and they care about other people.
I doubt there is a person alive who has not felt the agony of terrible things, as if a lightning bolt fell from the sky, wreaking havoc on their otherwise peaceful existences.
For some, the news is more devastating than others. A cancer diagnosis. A delinquent child. A violent car crash. All sudden, unpredictable, and for seemingly no reason.
My friend reached out to me before this final surgery and asked me why such bad things are happening to her. I told her this:
We are, right now, all of us, standing in the middle of a battlefield, and this is a war. Darts are flying, artillery is in motion, and you, my dear friend, are the target.
Whether or not you are a good person does not factor into the equation. You have an enemy, and John 10:10 says that that enemy comes to steal and to kill and to destroy. Plain and simple, someone has it out for you.
Read the book of Job. Good guy, bad life events. Not his fault. All the fault of the enemy.
In this blog, I always try to tell you the truth, and that is the truth. The one that would destroy everything in your life that he possibly can is the same one who influenced the rulers to destroy all the male children under the age of 2 when Moses was born and when the Messiah had come.
Those babies had done nothing wrong and neither had their mothers, and yet, all those children died.
We see wars, pestilences, and famines, and these also are the work of the enemy. We live in a fallen world, and it is best to understand where we are and to take cover.
Here is something you always need to remember: God loves you, He is good, and He can be trusted. When bullets are flying, and all is a mess, and you don't understand it, know that God is good, that He loves you, and that He can be trusted. Put on the armor of God, and stand firm.
He is always working everything for good. Each and every single thing. Psalm 46:1 says:
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