Why doesn’t God respond ?

In my last news letter I talked about Injustice. (https://soaringsaxman.com/blog/blog/injustice ).This is sort of a continuation of that. The news gets worse every day and more corruption and injustice seems to be spreading and people are losing control of themselves. This covid-19 pandemic is getting out of control in our nation because people are  ignoring the seriousness of it. We hear about people being mistreated. There’s racial tension and now people want to see 100 yr old statues torn down. I don’t know about you but sometimes I wish I could be superman to put an end to this. Wouldn’t be nice to live in a place where there is justice ,common sense and people being treated fairly? Well that was the original plan God wanted when he created the world and humans. Then God did become superman and tried to fix all the issues.  

In Genesis 6:5, The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race”.  So God created the flood and only one man’s family was saved and that was Noah who found favor with God. With the flood All evil was destroyed meaning all humans except for a few were destroyed. With your sin and my sin, we would have been destroyed as well. God sees all sin , big and little , as sin and wicked. 

But because God loved people, he somewhat regretted it and in Genesis 8 he says 

“Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though 

every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. 

And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done 

God then created a rainbow as a covenant. So becoming superman and destroying all evil did not work. God tried it and it didn’t go over well for him. God loves people which includes you and God still wants to bring justice to our world. Listen to what Isaiah 51:4 

“Listen to me, my people; 

    hear me, my nation: 

Instruction will go out from me; 

    my justice will become a light to the nations. 

My righteousness draws near speedily, 

    my salvation is on the way, 

    and my arm will bring justice to the nations. 

So why does there seem to be lack of justice ? Why doesn’t God respond speedily ? Maybe he’s trying to get your attention: Look at Isaiah 58 

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. 

    Raise your voice like a trumpet. 

Declare to my people their rebellion 

Why have we fasted,’ they say, 

    and you have not seen it? 

Why have we humbled ourselves, 

    and you have not noticed? 

Looks like Israel was frustrated with God responding but God was trying to get their attention to make them aware of their rebellion. Fasting was and still is today a way to hear from God and to get God to respond. But here God was not responding. So are you shaking your fist at God like the Israelites were ? Are you frustrated as to why God doesn’t respond ? Look at God’s response continuing in Isaiah 58:4 

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please 

    and exploit all your workers. 

Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, 

    and in striking each other with wicked fists. 

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: 

to loose the chains of injustice 

    and untie the cords of the yoke, 

to set the oppressed free 

    and break every yoke? 

Isaiah 59 

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, 

    nor his ear too dull to hear. 

But your iniquities have separated 

    you from your God; 

your sins have hidden his face from you, 

    so that he will not hear. 

God wants justice but he also is serious about his commandments and being right with God. God knows the human heart is wicked and it’s the wickedness that separates us from God and keeps God from responding. This is why he sent his son Jesus to help us and to fight for us and to cleanse us so we can be right in the eyes of God. God is shouting to get your attention. Jesus is on your side. Will you respond ? Have you had enough of the injustice ? , corruption ? the Insanity ? 

Thanks for the letters and the support. Please continue pray for our leaders and the medical community. Also be safe and please take precautions to keep others safe. 

Sincerely,

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