Q. With evil running rampant in the world today, I feel increasingly angry and cold blooded toward those involved. I find it difficult to pray for them. Instead I want God to rain down judgment on them.
My heart still breaks for the unsaved I’m in daily contact with, but those committing the extreme evil I read about it no longer does.
I know this isn’t a road I want to go down. I also know I’m not really all that good myself, an undeserving sinner saved by grace.
What advice would you give?
A. It’s hard not to feel the way you describe, especially if you’re talking about the people responsible for taking the world in this direction.
These people have consciously chosen a direction in defiance of God’s will and as such have identified themselves as His enemies.
Even so , the Lord would have us pray for them. Not that they would prosper in their way, but that they would come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved (1 Tim.2:3-4).
That’s because no matter how much evil they’ve brought into the world, you really don’t want them to suffer the fate of the condemned.