And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any morning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.
If I could give you one word of advice for your Christian walk, it would be to spend more time in prayer. Prayer is much more than asking God for what you want. One of the greatest rewards of a fervent prayer life is the wisdom that God relinquishes to His children if we would simply ask for it. One of the toughest questions I have ever asked God is, “Where does evil come from”.
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)
Have you ever heard of the scientific term “absolute zero”? This is the term used by scientist to describe 0˚ Kelvin. As far as cold goes, this is it. You cannot get any colder. Contrary to this, there is no such thing as “absolute hot”? There is a simple explanation for this scientific law. Coldness is nothing but the absence of heat. The less heat you have, the colder it gets, until you reach absolute zero.
In the same manner, when I ask God, “Why did You create evil?” or “Why is there evil?”… I have come to the conclusion that evil is simply the absence of good. Evil is the absence of a pure and righteous heart. We live in a fallen world and the further our world retreats from the moral standards that God has given us, the more evil we will witness. So now, my question is not, “Why evil?” but, “Who is responsible for this evil?”
It is easy to blame the “heathens” or the “ungodly”. It is easy to say that certain religious or people groups are responsible for the evil that our world is faced with. While each individual is undeniably responsible for his or her own actions, the Word of God makes it very clear that Christians are not permitted to point their fingers. In fact, 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
So, in short, will there ever be an end to evil? Will there ever be peace in our homes, in our communities, and our world? This is a question that only you can answer. It is not up to our world leaders, and it is not up to the leaders of our faith… it is up to you. You see, when we get to the bottom of it, when we get down to “absolute evil”, we find that we are no longer in the world, but all too often, in our own hearts.
So, once again, if I could give you one word of advice for your Christian walk, it would be to spend more time in prayer. Pray for your walk with God. Pray for you family, your friends, and your nation.