"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


I know a lot of us, if not all of us, question the evil and suffering in the world. Especially, we who have been abused.

Why? “Why did this person do this?" "Why did this horrible tragedy take place?" "Why didn’t anyone do anything prevent this?” ...

All of these questions ultimately lead to the issue:
“Why does God permit such evil to exist in the world?”

This question has plagued prophets, kings, philosophers, teachers, preachers and pundits alike. More than 2,600 years ago the prophet Habakkuk leveled this very complaint against God. He cried out, “Why do you idly look at traitors and are silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?” (Habakkuk 1:13). Centuries before Habakkuk, a man named Job cried out to God asking a similar question: “Why do the wicked live, reach old age, and grow mighty in power? Their offspring are established in their presence, and their descendants before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, and no rod of God is upon them” (Job 21:7-9).

The prophet Habakkuk sought an answer to his question about the fairness and goodness of God in the presence of unthinkable evil, suffering and injustice. The answer that he found is the same answer that we still find today: God is Sovereign and is at work in human history to accomplish His plan (Jeremiah 29:11). And, in spite of what may suggest the contrary, His ultimate good will triumph.

Like Job, Habakkuk discovered that God is neither indifferent nor insensitive. He is neither apathetic nor absent. In the midst of the worst catastrophe, God is present. He is at work for the good of His children, and He is full of compassion to comfort them in the midst of their tears.

Though neither Job nor Habakkuk had all of their questions answered, they found an unassailable comfort and hope in the midst of their most unimaginable suffering. They discovered the sovereignty of God even in the face of tragedy. This is why we do not lose hope: God’s goodness, justice and righteousness will ultimately prevail even when our circumstances appear to be hopeless!

This side of eternity, we will never know the answers to all of our “whys.” But we can and do know that God is at work, even in the midst of a tragedy. Like Habakkuk, we can declare:

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
(Hope for the Heart)


  1. aww I miss my cat simba, Thank you for your comments. thanks for being my friend. I need friends

  2. Yes but the absolute worst kind of evil is the person who acts nice while actually not being very nice at all.

    If I had a preference, I'd choose an person who didn't choose to be something they are not.

  3. Hi JBR, when I lost my son I could not understand why? But I came across Job in the bible and the pain he went through. I understood yet not. But in anycase I was like Job, I questioned but relented, cos I know HE loves me and always has.

    He loves us all. Bless you.

  4. Love the kittehs!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful and affirming Sunday!

  5. Everybody is born pure and good, because when someone is born comes directly from the heart of God. There's no such thing as an evil child. Life, society, parents, pairs, they are "guilty" of making a child become an evil adult, when it happens. Blessings.

  6. JBR,
    Thanks for posting this. I needed this today. The scripture means alot to me right now.

    Blessings and hugs to you,

  7. That was good to read, but I don't have answers to the whys.

  8. My favourite part: This is why we do not lose hope: God’s goodness, justice and righteousness will ultimately prevail even when our circumstances appear to be hopeless!

    Oh yes!

    Thank you for this, and for your always searching mind JBR x

  9. We live in a scary world full of evil. It sad so many get caught up in evil and the lives it affects.

  10. God is more powerful than any of the evil, hold on.

  11. JBR,

    Your post reminded me of the verse of Scripture that says, "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law." (Deut 29:29)