Dark History

I’ve heard it said that those who don’t know or ignore history are doomed to repeat it. I actually love history and just finished a great book about Abraham Lincoln, one of my historical American heroes.  I actually enjoy biblical history for the most part. There are parts of it that are disturbing to me. I don’t understand the Lord using war to wipe out nations. I’m not sure that I would have had a better solution given the behavior of some of the nations. It just seems like justice could have been carried out another way. Check this out….

"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path"
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”

The Lord spoke his word to me, saying: 2 “Human, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Lord God says: Cry and say,
    “The terrible day is coming.”

3 The day is near;
the Lord’s day of judging is near.
It is a cloudy day
    and a time when the nations will be judged.
4 An enemy will attack Egypt, and Cush will tremble with fear.
When the killing begins in Egypt,
her wealth will be taken away,
 and her foundations will be torn down.
26 Then I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, spreading them among the countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 30:1-4,26 NCV)

I wasn’t there when all of this went down and I don’t pretend to understand what was happening that brought such wrath from the Lord. I do know that He is the Creator of this life and He is in control. I am not in control.

I used to say that I had a list of questions to ask the Lord when I get to heaven. I wanted to ask why kids get cancer, or anyone for that matter. I don’t understand some of the ways of the Lord, but I do still trust His heart. I’ve had what I think are dark days in the history of my life. One thing I know for sure – He was with me through the darkest of times. He will sustain me. He will guide me. I’m going to have to trust Him with the things I don’t understand until that day I do understand.  Until then I will seek His heart and follow His way.

Pressing On!

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