The devil is a thief, and John 10:10 tells us this :
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness”.(Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV)
The easiest thing for us to do is to blame God for everything wrong that happens to us. Then we find ourselves questioning God, but we forget that there are other entities that come into play: The world, The flesh, and the devil.
“For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever”. (I John 2:16-17).
“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”. (James 4:1-4 NKJV).
Family, we must stop equating God to punishment: He is a God of mercy and love. If we got what we truly deserved, we’d all be dead!
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”. (II Peter 3:9 NKJV).
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3:16-21 NKJV).
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time..”. (I Timothy 2:1-6 NKJV).
It’s time to stop blaming God, and blame that dirty, low down, good for nothing,lake of fire bound devil.
Proverb 15:29 tells us that:
The Lord hears the prayers of the righteous.
In Luke 18:1
Jesus spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…
-God our Heavenly Father always wants to hear from us through our prayers to Him.
-Prayers are the primary means on our side by which we give God access to divinely intervene in our lives, the lives of other, situations and circumstances.
-God hears our prayers, and He answers them.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
-Answers to our prayers may be delayed, but never denied. Our God may not answer when you expect Him to, but He always delivers on time.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!