Why Does God Let Your Enemies Survive

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Have you ever (secretly) wished that fire would engulf and devour your enemies? Or are you like Job, Jeremiah or David, who asked God, “Why do the wicked prosper?” Have you ever felt that God is silent over your enemy? Why does God let your enemy even live when He has the power to wipe them all off the face of the earth?

God-enemies

Dear friend, the truth is that it usually takes opposition to really know what you are made of. God usually uses a Goliath to introduce a valiant David. Your enemy is not your coffin but your platform to where God wants you to be.

But the problem is that not at all the times do we see Goliath falling. We are most frustrated when we find ourselves running instead. It seemed like all was ok, till you found out that your enemy just stole your promotion. And that grin on your enemy’s face makes it even worse.

Result

Is it not interesting that after 430 years of slavery out came Israel’s glorious exodus? They would have otherwise never seen a man so close to God like Moses. They would have never seen the Red Sea part. They would have never experienced godly providence in the desert just as a father provides for a child, in the place of their most need.

Here is one of my favorites verses, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (ESV)

Your problems and issues that you face today are an opportunity to see the powerful hand of God manifest in your life. [Click To Tweet] God is waiting to give you strong support!

A Caution

While continuing to hope for God’s intervention, don’t become like your enemy. If the enemy slanders, you don’t go slandering back. Don’t act like how the enemy does. Soar above your situation. Don’t hurl back at the enemy what the enemy has thrown at you. You are more honorable than that. Expect God to fight your war. Guard your heart with love and humility and move on.

What opposition does to a child of God is beautiful. It keep us humble, grounded, focused and super-focused. It’s an opportunity to check and double-check, to be awake and not lethargic. God uses the enemy to cause us to become a better leader to create a greater impact for the Kingdom of God.

So then com’on let’s stop cribbing, let’s love some enemies and get some real work done.

What say?

 

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  • vijay

    Praise to God, Yesterday wn i was talking to my uncle i told, in my problem i am always seeking God’s help and word to lead me, even problem makers are christians and they hate to go to church, they are gud in worldly things and god told me to forgive them. why? i asked him. But the loving God who was with me wn i askd replied through ur blog. I will see the mighty hand of God in my problem. Shyju ur posts not ur own thoughts 100% holy spirit words, It speaks directly to the people who are waiting for his words. Cheer up.

  • vijay

    Praise to God, Yesterday wn i was talking to my uncle i told, in my problem i am always seeking God’s help and word to lead me, even problem makers are christians and they hate to go to church, they are gud in worldly things and god told me to forgive them. why? i asked him. But the loving God who was with me wn i askd replied through ur blog. I will see the mighty hand of God in my problem. Shyju ur posts not ur own thoughts 100% holy spirit words, It speaks directly to the people who are waiting for his words. Cheer up.

  • Cami

    Amen, this.post.comes.at the right time…Gods timing. I am reassured that i am walking in the right path of.forgiving those that have hurt me. i continue to pray for them and only wish them well. No matter how bad I may have gotten hurt, I trust God. Thank u for this blog,.as my enemy continues to seek to destroy me, I now know.in my heart God is.with me…May he be.with them as well..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Trust God and be humble through the humiliation. Cos it is God’s nature to lift those who humble; in due time! Blessings.

  • Manoj Mathe

    awesome post :)

    these post helps in strengthen the spirit & building the wisdom of GOD

    GOD bless you brother

  • Anup

    Last Year I was in trouble regarding an issue. I used to ask Lord Y me Lord?
    Y me? Y Do I need to suffer so badly. I realized lately that I have been pursuing a wrong Destination.

    Yesterday In Open Heavens Bro.Shyju U told sumthng like God warns us of the trouble but sometime God allows d Devil to trouble us so that we can surrender more into closeness of God. That touched me immensely. Yes that is an absolute truth as last year wen trouble came upon me I felt pathetic. That made me move into more closeness to God to seek Him. To know Him. And Then One morning When i was seeking d Face of the Lord reading the word. lord spoke to me with this word.
    Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in.

    Lord allows d enemy butd enemy wont prevail on u.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ntulasi Tulasi Nandikolla

    Thanks for the post anna. Perfect timing.:)

  • Tulasi Nandikolla

    Thanks for the post anna. Perfect timing.:)

  • http://twitter.com/KennethmyJesus Kenneth Justin

    Good one….. opposition carves our character….

  • KennethmyJesus

    Good one….. opposition carves our character….

  • joel

    Thank u bro for this post….. god bless u….

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome.

  • joel

    Thank u bro for this post….. god bless u….

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome.

  • Rachel

    Nic blog! helpful :)

  • Rachel

    Nic blog! helpful :)

  • Cami

    Amen, this.post.comes.at the right time…Gods timing. I am reassured that i am walking in the right path of.forgiving those that have hurt me. i continue to pray for them and only wish them well. No matter how bad I may have gotten hurt, I trust God. Thank u for this blog,.as my enemy continues to seek to destroy me, I now know.in my heart God is.with me…May he be.with them as well..

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

    Trust God and be humble through the humiliation. Cos it is God’s nature to lift those who humble; in due time! Blessings.

  • Manoj Mathe

    awesome post :)

    these post helps in strengthen the spirit & building the wisdom of GOD

    GOD bless you brother

  • Anup

    Last Year I was in trouble regarding an issue. I used to ask Lord Y me Lord?
    Y me? Y Do I need to suffer so badly. I realized lately that I have been pursuing a wrong Destination.

    Yesterday In Open Heavens Bro.Shyju U told sumthng like God warns us of the trouble but sometime God allows d Devil to trouble us so that we can surrender more into closeness of God. That touched me immensely. Yes that is an absolute truth as last year wen trouble came upon me I felt pathetic. That made me move into more closeness to God to seek Him. To know Him. And Then One morning When i was seeking d Face of the Lord reading the word. lord spoke to me with this word.
    Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in.

    Lord allows d enemy butd enemy wont prevail on u.

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