“He is a God of might, intelligence, and intricate detail; a God of order and beauty; a God who controls powerful forces.” -Ravi Zacharias
Though God is powerful, we also have to remember that “God is love” and His love for us is powerful.
In Romans 1:21, Paul writes to the church in Rome: “Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.”
When people allow their perception of God to be altered, their perspective changes. Christ gives hope but if you focus on what is going wrong rather than on Christ, whose hope is yours, you will be overwhelmed by fear, doubt, and confusion. If you don’t worship God and thank Him for who He is, and all that He has done, then you will lose sight of who He is. That’s why it is important to seek Him daily and pursue Him in every moment so that you know His character and you know your Father. When things come up that do not align with His character, you will know they are not from Him and you can put those things from your mind.
“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” -2 Corinthians 10:5
We must capture every “rebellious thought and teach them to obey Christ.”
God allows those who pursue a life outside of Him to continue in those desires. If He knows it will hurt them, why allow them to do it? He has given us free-will. He wants us to long to serve Him and love Him. Love can’t be forced, if it is, it isn’t love. Yes, He wants the best for us, but He also wants our best– He deserves it. We are His children and it hurts Him when we sin, but it doesn’t make Him love us any less. It is because He loves us so much that He wants better things for us.
I heard a preacher say one time that, “Satan gets to God through hurting His children. It’s not about you. It’s about getting to God’s heart through you.”
We have the power to overcome through Christ and when we allow our focus to shift, we become confused and “our minds become dark.” When we focus on Christ, our lives are illuminated by His presence. Even when our eyes are fixed on something else, He is right there. We just have to call on His Name. “His Name is victory. His Name is meant to be used as a weapon” to defeat the power of darkness. We truly have nothing to fear. Christ has overcome the world.