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Wicked People

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. (ESV)

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When something bad happens to us, the first question we want an answer to, is “Why?” … am I right? If God loves me, if He truly is in control, why did this happen to me? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, right?

I sometimes wonder – and I think we all do – why does God allows bad people into my life? You know, the sort of people who think nothing of stabbing you in the back, the sort of people who think nothing of swindling you or robbing you of what’s due to you.

I was in Istanbul recently and a man stole $1,700 from my credit card. Okay, the bank picked up the bill, but it left me thinking: God, why do you let this sort of stuff happen?

And of course there are many worse things – much worse – that happen to so many people around the world at the hands of evil people. Evil people who God created. Why?

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. (ESV)

Sometimes we run into days of trouble. They’re the days that test our faith. They’re the days that test our love and our commitment. They’re the days when God is in the business of developing our character.

And so even the wicked people out there, the ones who want to make a mess of your life, the ones who do indeed make a mess of your life … even those people were made by Him for the days of trouble.

It doesn’t always make sense at the time, and sometimes it doesn’t even make sense with the benefit of hindsight. But the next time some wicked person disrupts your life, remember… God is still in control. He has a plan. He knows what He’s doing.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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