God and Good Will Win in the End
It is apparent in our world that there is both good and evil. There is self-sacrificing love and selfish greed. There is life and death. There is war and peace. There is kindness and hatred. There are thorns and roses on the same bush. Everywhere there is this contrast. At times it seems that evil will win out over good. Unless we focus on the sacrificial death of Christ, His resurrection and conquering of death, as well as the hope of His second coming with the promise of a new heaven and new earth, this world will be devoid of hope.
As we await Christ's return, we have also been given the power and presence of the Holy Spirit to help us fight evil within and without, as well as the protection of heavenly angels. There are also promises in the Word of God that encourage us in our daily lives. One such promise is “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 or “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4.
A story from the life of the prophet Elisha tells of the enemy of God's people coming against him because he stopped their plans to destroy them. As the armies of the enemy surrounded Elisha, his servant came to him in distress and fear because of the great multitude bent on their destruction. Elisha looked beyond the size and might of the enemy and saw the Lord’s army above the forces of the enemy. He said that “they that are with us are more than they that are with them.” Elisha saw that, though he was in a conflict with the forces of evil, the armies of God were greater and stronger than the enemy. There was no need to fear.
Today, as we live in a world of good and evil the same truth applies to our lives as well. God is on our side and is bigger than our greatest challenge. He will come to our side to fight our battles both inside of us and outside as well. We also rest in the promise of Jesus coming to take us to be with Him and the bright future He has prepared for us. Good will ultimately win out over evil. God will prevail.
By James Shires