Sometimes the here and now seems unfair, we are overran at times with the ugliness of life in a sinful fallen world.
The wicked seem to prosper and succeed while we are always playing catch up and holding our ground.
It can be very disheartening in these moments but rest assured God is in control and we already have the victory and these moments will soon pass.
There is demonic influence everywhere, alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography, racial hate, sexism, adultery, fornication, sex outside the bounds of marriage the way God designed it, gender confusion, government injustice, slavery, murder, lying, deceitful tongues, prideful hearts, greed, gluttony, hate, the list could go on and on, anything or anyone that stands in opposition to God and His word is demonically influenced, while they can influence us and the world around us we do not have to submit to that influence as children of God we should only submit to Him, yes these things can be overwhelming but let's not focus on these things.
Let us dwell on the things of God as we renew our minds daily in His presence as we pray and read His word.
While the things around us may overwhelm us they must not overtake us, we need to trust that God is in control. We cannot change the heart of mankind any more than we can stop a storm, but we can pray for God to change the hearts of those around us, for only He can.
Christ has overcome the world, He has all power and dominion over the physical and spiritual realm, we are in this battle but He alone is the victory and we walk in victory when we surrender all our fears, our hopes, and dreams to Him alone.
The wicked may seem to prosper but have mercy upon them for some they are now receiving all the treasures they will ever know, and those treasures will rust away, we need to keep our eyes and hearts on Jesus and know that He is control, the things of this earth will pass away soon but all that is His including us will last eternally.
We need to live life from an eternal perspective instead of a day by day perspective, if you have trusted Christ with your eternal salvation you can trust Him to help you through today!
God's word says this:
“For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have an easy time until they die, and their bodies are well fed. They are not in trouble like others; they are not afflicted like most people. Therefore, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge out from fatness; the imaginations of their hearts run wild. They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression. They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth. Therefore his people turn to them and drink in their overflowing words. The wicked say, “How can God know? Does the Most High know everything?” Look at them — the wicked! They are always at ease, and they increase their wealth. Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing? For I am afflicted all day long and punished every morning. If I had decided to say these things aloud, I would have betrayed your people. When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. Indeed, you put them in slippery places; you make them fall into ruin. How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors. Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, you will despise their image. When I became embittered and my innermost being was wounded, I was stupid and didn’t understand; I was an unthinking animal toward you. Yet I am always with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me up in glory. Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever. Those far from you will certainly perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, God’s presence is my good. I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all you do.” Psalms 73:3-28 CSB
“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about this hope in the word of truth, the gospel,...He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and by him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.”
Colossians 1:3-5, 15-18 CSB
“A king’s heart is like channeled water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever he chooses. All a person’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs hearts. Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:1-3 CSB
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