Monday, February 23, 2015

Why Are You Silent While The Wicked Swallow up The Righteous - Prayer Monday


Have you ever felt that life is unfair?

Have your prayed and called out to God and asked Him…

Why the good people suffer unnecessarily and the evil goes unpunished?

Why do You allow this?

This is not a new question.


We can read in the Bible about Habakkuk, the prophet that lived in the times of deep national distress.

The Babylonian army was poised to sweep across the country and destroy everything at its path.

The prophet agreed with the Lord that the Judah was deserving of His judgment.

But how could Go use such evil people as His rod of discipline?

Habakkuk cried out to God and asked:

“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?”
Hab. 1:13



Many times we bring this same prayer to God’s feet.

“Dear God, why do you let evil people get away with what they are doing? And why you let bad things to happen to good people? Why is the life so unfair? Let me learn Your ways so I can understand Your wisdom behind this all. I sincerely do not get it! It seems so contrary to me. Give me the assurance that everything is going according to Your plan and show me what I should do. It is hard to not know everything but allow me to humble myself and accept my place. Let me be guided by You. Amen.”



 This message is part of the Prayer Monday series.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Joanna! Your post reminded me of the sermon my past just did this past Sunday. It's quite natural for us to feel overwhelmed with the presence of evil all around us, but it's important to note that our identity lies within God and not anything of this world. God, in the end, is the ultimate Victor! Thanks again. Coming with blessings from the #RaRalinkup

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    1. Thank you for you visit and the blessings, Ashlee! I hope you will be blessed also!

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  2. Evil is so evil. Since the beginning of time. I struggle so much with watching evil around me...it often hides behind beauty. I'm reminded of Romans 3:10 during my deepest wrestling and struggle with evil, "As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;" Grace, sweet grace, is our only hope. None of us deserving of His sweet love of us. When I watch wicked seeming to prosper around me, I don't understand, and neither did David. The Psalms are a beautiful place to bury my face and weep, just as David did before the Father. Thank you for your heart and sharing so beautifully!

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    1. Thank you for you comment, Melanie! And The Romans 3:10 is just perfect to all of us and to what happens around us, there just isn't anyone who is righteous, we cannot do it.

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  3. This is so good and exactly what I was needing to hear. I was literally in tears earlier today over a situation where I held my fist up saying "why God" because the situation was so unfair. So glad I visited from SDG Gathering!

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    1. Sometimes all we can do is weep and cry out. It's good that God hears even that. Thank you for your visit and comment, Laura!

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  4. Visiting you via #RaRaLinkup :) Thank you for prompting us to think and pray on this tough subject today, Joanna! Wise words, Timely post.

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  5. May we always take our questioning to God.

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    1. That is so true, Lisa. He is always there, if we just seek Him!

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  6. "Give me the assurance that everything is going according to Your plan and show me what I should do." Amen! #RaRaLinkup

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    1. I'm glad that the post spoke to you, Katy!

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