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#Bad Religion - Not the End of the Story -

We have all been burned by bad religion.

Sometimes we have been burned by good religion wrongly expressed.

On occasions, God's best friends are living examples of the adage, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?"

"Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs." - Psalm 74:4

Tagging God's territory with man's gang signs is not a new thing - not a new thing at all. In fact, we have done it ourselves everything we have tagged our own temples/lives with something unworthy of the high regard in which we are held by the LORD of the temple.

Surroundedby ambiguity and clouded by cognitive dissonance in the realm of faith, we nigh on lose faith and breath the air of exasperation.

My prayer today for those who are teetering on hope, who are longing for hope, who are hopeless, hopeful, or hope-deficient is an infusion of this experience of the psalmists reality with God:

"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!" - Psalm 27:13

There is a land of living beyond this space, place, and face of time, but there is also a land of living here ... may you find it today and gaze upon the goodness of the LORD and find hope.

Remember that God Himself has been where you are.

There was a definite plan in place.

People, who thought they were right did what was wrong.

They did it by cooperating with lawless men.

And God won!

It is a wild ride sort of story.

"Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain..." - Acts 2:23

It was not then, nor is it now, the end of the story.