Our Tragedies vs God’s Plans

In recent events… it’s sad that in the year 2020, maybe a year many thought we would never see, that even now there’s still obvious racism sweeping across the nation and the world. That based upon someone’s skin color, they’re treated differently – unfairly.

It’s a tragedy to know that many black men, made in the image of God, have been murdered without reason. That the white men who cause the destruction in our community find some kind of power and enjoyment even from using their authority on the street is disgusting and uncalled for. As a body of Christ, we are weeping with Jesus over the cruelty and the blatant acts of violence, injustice and discrimination.

But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.

James 2:9

To some, it may be sad that these acts are no surprise to God. He knows the number of our days and He knows the wickedness that is ever present. He is sovereign and all His ways are for good from the beginning.

Knowing that His ways are good from the beginning has weighed on my mind in recent days. It’s not that His ways are going to turn the bad to good, rather that His ways have always been good. He never left us even when things took a turn. We’ve been the ones to dessert Him. We’ve let go of His values. God means for this time to bring good. To bring change to His people. That’s because WE are the ones that are corrupt, not God.

Knowing that God is with us, we should be more inclined to change our own perspectives where maybe they’ve been skewed. We should change our opinions and align them with His word.

As a body of Christ, we were meant to rise above all this. All this hatred. Destruction. Racism. Discrimination. Lack of respect. Violence.

It’s hurtful to know that some of the abusers and murders have proclaimed to belong to Christ. In all we do, we are to be ambassadors of Him. With all our work, we should do all that work for His glory, not our own and not for our own desires.

Just because it’s not surprising to God, doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye. This is pointing out that log in our eye. This is to call attention to something that upsets God. It’s a call for change.

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

1 John 2:9 ESV

As the years go by, I realize that people’s way of thinking become more and more corrupt because of the idols and influences in their lives. They’ve turned away from God. Again, none of this is surprising to God. It’s merely a sign of the times laid out for us in His word. The times will get tough, they’ll get harder and it only means we have to fight harder as well for the Glory of God.

Go out and be the light in the darkness.

You are the light of the world.

Matthew 5:14

Peace and love.

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