Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Wrath of God

What is happening? We have Katrina, the earthquakes in Japan, a nuclear meltdown, record tornadoes in the southeast, among many other catastrophes around the world that have been going on for quite some time. Maybe a catastrophe has come to your neighborhood.

I know that in all of the catastrophes, some of God’s children have suffered, and maybe some have died. What about them? Was God mad at or angry with them?

No. God’s Word tells us that His children are not appointed to wrath.

In Romans chapter 1 verses 18 and 19 the Holy Spirit tells us, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.”

God’s wrath is being directed, not against His children, but against those who suppress the truth about God. The unsaved.

Jesus told us that in this world we would have trials and tribulations, but take heart because He has overcome the world. And we know that we have been included in Christ.

We are in the world, and trouble comes on the world. But I believe it’s important to understand what’s happening. God is not mad at us. He loves us with an everlasting, indescribable lovingkindness.

So when the troubles come, remember that God, your Father, is not angry with you. Perhaps He allows us to go through those situations and remain in those situations, so that when the unsaved come to a point of repentance, there will be someone there to show them the way to the mountain of the Lord.