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Wicked ways means to walk on our own, apart from God. 1) When true believers willfully turn away from loving Father and thereby begin to walk by himself than yes, it is possible for trouble to come. Unfortunately, it happens when people have prospered and satisfied (God gives ability to prosper and thrive in life), they may become arrogant and take all the glory about their achievements upon themselves and in own great pride. They reject the ONE through whom and from whom are all things. In daily life it is often heard how people are getting into trouble; disasters come into their lives and people are literally destroyed. So great God’s people are destroyed by lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6. Therefore “…my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger and the common people will be parched with thirst.” (Isaiah 5:13). “…. If you refuse to listen to Me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve…” Leviticus 26:21,14-39. For peace of mind see also Leviticus 26:1-13. So, though we know that God our heavenly Father is “…the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished….” (Exodus 34:6-7); though we know that the God who keeps this planet on His palm, the King of all the universe, now our FATHER, did sent His beloved Son to rescue us from the power of sin, the curse of the Law and influence of the Satan. Nevertheless, if we do not walk in His truth and do not dwell on His Word and do not rely on His Spirit etc…. but just become proud and begin to live with our own understanding, - dreadful failure, disaster and tragedy may come. Though God is compassionate, He is also JUST. So, God may send hard circumstances in order to get the true follower of Jesus back to Him. 2) As to those who do not know God, for those people tragedy is on every corner. Some greater some lesser; they have nobody to ask for help or on whom to rely for protection on a daily basis. It is also true that when the tragedy comes, they all call on God which proves that each and every man’s soul knows its Creator, the God of whole universe. Even though their minds do not acknowledge Him, even they suppress all about Him even it is told, they call on Him on the moments of trouble. And I pray many times when a tragedy hits the unbeliever, may God sent somebody to them who will unfold the love of God to them; and may eternal, holy God soften their hearts and may they turn to Him, repenting in dust and ashes. In Jesus Name. Amen. 3)The third case in which tragedy can come is the work of Satan and His devils. 1 Peter 5:8; James 4:7. But we who believe no need to fear. Because no matter what, we know that God works all things out for our good. We do not need to fret but MUST stay calm and pray and wait for Him patiently. Do not be afraid of anything but trust in God who are able to deliver, rescue and protect always. Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 6:25. In conclusion. Love one another deeply and so you will fulfill God’s commandments. Trust in Him alone in everything you do, and if you want to boast, than boast in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:17; Jeremiah 9:24. What ever you do, keep Jesus in your heart and your mind every single second. Never allow Jesus be out of your consciousness. Never forget the God your Saviour, your Rock and Fortress. He is able to keep you sound and good; He is able to protect you from any disaster or tragedy. Seek His face always, trust in Him and live safely. I pray may all of you see Him just as He is and know that you are safe in your Father’s hands always. Psalm 31:19-21; Psalm 23; Psalm 91; Psalm 32:6-7; Romans 8:28; 1 Peter 2:9. Some verses: Deuteronomy 8:10; Deuteronomy 31:20; 1 John 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; God is good. “He relents from sending disaster.” Joel 2:13.
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