Losing Heart When Evil Men Win

Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria…He did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.

And since the LORD had not said he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash. 2 Kings 23-24, 27

It is easy to lose heart when evil men win. Jeroboam II did evil in the eyes of the Lord, but he was king over Israel. God swore that He would not blot out Israel’s name so He used an evil king named Jeroboam to save them. So in this case, God still favored Israel even though it was being ruled by a corrupt leader.

How many times do we see that in life where evil men rule over good people. Take south Sudan for example. There are many Bible-believing Christians there who are being ruled by a merciless dictator, one who sees no problem with killing defenseless people en masse.

Where is the justice? Where is the justice? Why can’t God stop that injustice? Or better yet, why doesn’t He stop it? And that is one land out of 300 or so others, most of which have seriously troubled leaders.

I don’t have answers to those questions. And if I’m asking them, then certainly those people are also asking those questions.

But I am certain that God wants us who are free to pray extensively for those Believers who are not.

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