Life is weird and unfair and earthly circumstances are unjust. And yet God is merciful, His will perfect, and what is left feels like a perfect contradiction, an ugly fleshy world ruled by a loving God. Its 100% illogical and faith isn’t tangible (except for those who choose to believe) and so Satan steps in.
And faith can shrink or strengthen in times like this.
God’s at work in my soul, my home, my family. So it only makes sense life feels heavy; Satan is pushing down hard and, truth be told, winning my attitude all too frequently.
Yet, I persevere.
Satan’s favorite place to play is in the minds of those willing to do God’s work. The enemy works in as mysterious ways as God. Using earthy logic against us. Its been his go-to tactic from the beginning…
“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.” Genesis 3:4-6
Unconditional love isn’t logical. Repetitive forgiveness isn’t logical. Helping those who hurt you isn’t logical. Giving freely isn’t logical.
And yet God calls us to do those things. To physically turn away from earthly things, earthly logic.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16
He says love your neighbor as yourself…and your enemy (Mark 12:31)
Help those who harm you (exodus 23:5)
Forgive way more times than is logical (Matthew 5:44 and 18:21)
To give freely (Deuteronomy 15:10 and 16:17)
And so logical responses and arguments mean nothing, they promote a lifestyle I do not long for; at the end of everyday I am called to crazy illogical love.