Reading Scripture this morning and the commentary that goes with the reading for today……………….    It talks about wondering why it seems that the wicked don’t suffer and even seem to prosper. It goes on to say that God will deal with that in His time, and that we need to stay focused on trusting God and remember His faithfulness to us.

I can honestly say I haven’t even given the “wicked” a single thought! Why would I? My mind is steadfast on my Lord. I understand when people cry out to God in anger over the loss of a loved one and ask Him why the wicked prosper while they are in such despair. And so, they cry out, “WHY did You let this happen? WHY didn’t You stop it?” I cried out to God, “Why!!??” But it wasn’t a question that I asked, “Why did You let this happen?” It was more of a statement, “Why did it happen?” “How did things get so horribly wrong with them?” “Why didn’t anyone see this coming?”

I understand the screaming out at God in anger. I did it myself years ago. When our daughter developed seizures, I begged God to heal her. Over and over again I would cry out to Him in despair and anger. At one point, I yelled at God and told Him to leave me alone, and I through my Bible across the room.

(I wrote an article about this time in my life and how I was able to pick up the pieces and move forward in my walk with God. I will post the link at the end of this post.)   HTTP://MSCBC.ORG/PDF/CITY-LIGHTS-SUMMER-2017.PDF   Page 30

In the devotional reading this morning, it asked if I was jealous of those who do not seemingly suffer and grieve as I have. I can honestly say that I don’t think about this because I know that my God is with me and will comfort me. I know He didn’t cause this to happen and I can still trust Him to work all things out for my good. He will prosper me and give me hope. I trust Him to take care of me and He will deal with the wicked in His time and His way. It’s enough for me to know, without a doubt, that my God is faithful. And besides, I wouldn’t want anyone, the upright or the wicked EVER suffer the agony and tragedy we are suffering.

Psalm 91: 14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My Name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” (NKJV)