Rev. Susan K. Smith

Rev. Susan K. Smith

(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—We who believe in God have relied on faith in God in what might be called “the worst hard times.” In the presence of overt and covert evil, people have called on God and have found comfort in the belief that God has heard the cry and will do something about the situation.

The reality is that in our lives, there have been many times that God has not come, God has not prevented or destroyed forces of evil that are wreaking havoc amongst people, too often the so-called “least of these” who have the fewest resources to fight the evil off.

Africans brought to this country and enslaved called on God; Jewish people in concentration camps called on God. The people affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy called on God, as did the people in Haiti, the poorest nation in the world, when an earthquake devastated that tiny island.

The truth of the matter is that we want God to step in and deal with our enemies, knock them down, take them out …do something that shows the power of God in a way that will make evil stand down.

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