3 Mistakes and Solutions of Victims of Infidelity So you think God isn’t being fair? Your spouse cheated, lied upon confrontation, then God allows him a promotion and a raise and you ask: Isn’t God watching? That, my friends, is the first mistake in our series which we’ll cover in the next three blog posts.
Mistake #1 Thinking God Isn’t Watching
Mistake #2 Believing God Wants to Zap You
Mistake #3 Believing Your Happiness Is God’s Top Priority
Today: Mistake # 1 Thinking God Isn’t Watching
God cares about his children and you can be sure He is watching. He also is very angry with the offenders who spurn His laws.
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God is touched with the feelings of your infirmities. God is also observing those who think their infidelity is hidden. One Israeli soldier may have thought that in the battle of Ai. He took articles of the spoils of war which by covenant had been devoted for destruction. He secretly buried them in his tent. (Like there are any secrets kept from God, right?)
Listen in: Johua is calling every tribe, every family down to the very man to line up. Searching for the culprit, the lot falls on Achan. Busted!
God is bringing judgment as the tribes stand in awe. Severe punishment is pronounced. God had shown them in the next battle that they could not stand against their enemies without God on their side. Someone had stolen the accursed things and put them among their own stuff. God’s anger burned and fire was the consequences for the stolen items, Achan and his sons and daughters, donkeys, sheep and cattle were put to death. The stolen items and all Achan owned were burned.
God is Watching You
Solution to Mistake #1 Change Your Thinking and Understand God’s Anger and Judgment
Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts but a moment; but his favor lasts a lifetime.” God is surely watching, He sees inside every tent and even underground. Sin arouses His anger. “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. My anger will be aroused” (Exodus 22:22-24). There are over a hundred verses in the Old Testament alone regarding God’s care for the needy, the helpless, the poor. He hates injustice. This passage goes on to say that those who afflict the widows will be taken with the sword and their wives will be widows and their children orphans.
Review: God sees every dark corner, every tent and underground, Sin arouses His anger.
Solution: 1. Change your thinking by getting to know God and His characteristics. Do a search of God’s judgments on sin.*(or see below)
2. Be aware of His watchful eye, His loving care for the afflicted. You and your children in this case.
3. Know that He is watching and He wants to hear from you. Make your request known to Him
Look for God’s blessings even in the worse situations. He is a good God but sometimes we don’t recognize His goodness. You may feel God is blessing your mate for wrong doing by giving him a promotion but could God be working to your advantage by giving him that raise? Will this in any way benefit you and your children?
*If you are so overwhelmed that doing a search for verses is beyond you, Kay Arthur has done the work for you. Check out her helpful devotional.
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Lord Heal My Hurts
No Matter How Deep the Wounds, God Can Heal Your Hurts.
Everyone hurts. The pain runs deep, the scars never seem to fade, the memories torment us. As a result, our growth is stunted, our walk crippled, our relationships infected. Will relief never come?
Yes — when you put yourself in the hands of Jehovah-rapha, the God who heals! No matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, He wants to be your refuge.
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