A Chosen People

Today, I had a very interesting conversation about why over the course of history God would allow so many bad things to happen to people of African descent. A portion of it is below:

I was asked if I believed in God and my answer was simply “yes.” Of course this person already knew the answer, however it was the segue way into asking how could God, who we believe to be so great, allow such disastrous things to happen to his people.

My response: “God said we are a chosen people. When you are chosen and separated from the rest, it puts you into a position of power. Once the enemy sees this, he becomes intimidated and threatened and will attempt to do all he can to destroy you. That doesn’t mean you aren’t chosen or that God doesn’t love you, but it does mean God has you covered through it all.”

Despite horrific things that happen in life, I believe God is more powerful than anything the enemy can throw into our paths. It’s easy to get bogged down in negativity, however we must be determined to focus on our blessings because it can always be worse. One thing that has been tremendously healing for me on my bad days is remembering that there is someone out there who would love to trade places with me.

Be encouraged through the storm and watch God show you the sunshine. He’s never failed me yet.

 

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