How Does Anyone Survive?


How does anyone survive in this world full of sick and twisted human beings? Examples of man’s inhumanity to mankind are everywhere and include perverted torture, rape, slavery, and serial murder. Men and women possessed by evil demons are rampant and enjoy causing pain and suffering.

Then there are people who drink and drive, and people who blatantly ignore traffic laws while endangering the lives of other drivers on the road. Not only do we have to worry about people who might harm us, but then there are natural disasters like fires, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Disease seems to be spreading everywhere despite our best efforts to protect ourselves from bacteria and viruses that mutate into strains that are resistant to our normal methods of medical treatment.

How does anyone survive?

The Bible says that there is only one source of safety, and that is the God who created all things. God is our shield against the forces of darkness who seek us harm. Those who trust Him with their life do not  need to worry about safety while God is keeping them safe.

Unfortunately, God never promised that we would escape suffering in this lifetime. He doesn’t always stop bad things from happening, but He has promised to give us the strength to endure any trial that He allows us to endure. If God allows us to suffer, then we can trust that He will bless our sufferings with eternal rewards.

Each of us has a guardian angel that is responsible for our personal well being (Psalm 91:11). If we are in trouble then we are guaranteed that our angel is fully aware of our situation. There are two-thirds more holy angels then there are evil angels, and the holy angels are on our side. Rest assured, If God allows our suffering then He has a plan to turn our temporary tribulation into eternal triumph.

How does any of us survive on this evil planet? There is only one answer: God. He is the only one that allows us to live in safety. We can sleep at night knowing our guardian angel is on post and diligently watching over us as children of the royal kingdom.

~Stephen Beagles

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