I watched a documentary recently that spoke of actions that can only be characterized as evil. Long after watching the show, I am drawn back to the pain it described. My heart aches. I cry out to God. I don’t understand how people can do such things.
I look to Jesus for answers. I know how he feels about the evil deeds that cause his people pain. I know he loves his people.
And I know this: He has power. He has a plan. He will defeat Satan.
“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” Revelation 20:10-14 (NIV)
Jesus will conquer and punish Satan. He will contend with people who do evil things. I trust Jesus to be the judge.
“Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:2-3 (NIV)
Dear Lord, There are many things about this present time that I do not understand. Help me stay focused on you. Thank you for defeating Satan at the time you have set. You are the Judge. You are Holy. I praise you always. Amen