๐Ÿ’ญ IS GOD WICKED? ๐Ÿค”

Is God wicked

I know we probably already have an answer to this question in our minds. But before I share my perspective on this question. I want to share with you a story.

I was watching a movie – A Mount Zion Faith Ministries movie (Higher Calling Part 3) and it just made me smile. As I could relate to it in some way (although not the same storyline).

Movie - Higher calling 3

The story begins…. ๐Ÿ˜Š

So there was a particular man who had been praying that God should link him up with his future wife and in his words “Lord, Order my steps to her”. And guess what?. He fell sick!.

Are you wondering how the story continues?. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Okay, so he fell very sick the following day after he prayed the stated prayer on that particular evening. Although he had been praying about it before then. And he had to be rushed to the hospital, by his friend and guess what?.

He met ” her” – the lady he had been praying to God for. Taddaaa!. ๐Ÿ˜Š

As she happened to be the doctor that attended to him. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

the beholder and his beloved - Love

So looking at this story and maybe you have a similar experience of how God worked the horrid situations you faced as a channel to answer your prayers. We would thus say that God isn’t wicked.

And that right there is my answer to the above question because God is good despite our happenings. So he allowed the man to fall sick (though he didn’t inflict him with the sickness, as the devil is the mastermind of all evil) but He used it as a means to meet him at the very point of his need.

Is God with me - Situations - Standing - Christ our rock

So before you ponder so much on how God could have allowed you to go through the ugly, maybe He is about to walk you through the fiercest furnace to make you a lasting testimony. Just as He did for Daniel’s three (3) friends and their lives are a reference to God’s wonders, to date.

The reference text:

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury, and his facial expression changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then he gave a command that the furnace was to be heated seven times hotter than usual. But these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire still tied up. The satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the kingโ€™s counselors gathered around them and saw that regarding these men the fire had no effect on their bodiesโ€”their hair was not singed, their clothes were not scorched or damaged, even the smell of smoke was not on them.

Daniel 3:19โ€ญ, โ€ฌ23โ€ญ, โ€ฌ27 (AMP)

Glory to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ

This story always thrills me. God is so so so good. I can’t even quantify it. I believe God is about to work that trying time or situation for you, unto a greater good. Giving you the kind of testimony that no type of storm can ever weather it away and it will stand forever.

Lasting Testimony - Circumstances

These verses came to mind while I was writing these down. A reminder to know that the true attribute of God is good and He works it all out for – Good!.

The texts:

And we know [with great confidence] that GOD [WHO IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT US] causes ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER [as a plan] FOR GOOD for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

Romans 8:28 (AMP)

And,

Every good thing is given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].

James 1:17 (AMP)

So while we go about each passing day in our lives. Let us remember that our God is good and He works it all out, for our good and to give us His perfect gift. He won’t take any chance on you. Hence He is very (extremely) concerned and intentional about you.

I so much love this verse, by David.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; YOU HOLD MY LOT.
Psalm 16:5 (ESV)

The Lord - my chosen portion - upholds my lot

Please hold on to these stated promises in His word to us – the Bible. God is good and can only be good. Hence He is never wicked towards us.

Blessings. ๐Ÿ™

Wishing you a calm new week. โค

๐Ÿ’ฎ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

74 Comments Add yours

  1. gaillovesgod says:

    Mercy, you have me curious about that movie! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Look at that BEAUTIFUL picture of you! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing the story of this man.
    God is good all the time. Even when we don’t understand, or deal very well with the situation. He is with us, and He is looking out for us!!
    Me and God love you, Mercy!

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    1. Smiles. You should watch it actually. ๐Ÿ˜
      Awww. It’s a random picture I got on Canva. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
      Glad I did. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes ma’am. I affirm. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Awww. Love you too, ma’am.
      Blessings to you and yours. โค

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      1. gaillovesgod says:

        Lord willing, I will do my best to watch it. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Ah… got me good. I see now that is not you! :)May you feel God’s embrace in a way that leaves you no doubt of just how much He loves you so! โค

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        1. Smiles. Yay!. That would be nice.
          Haha. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ
          Amen. ๐Ÿ™
          Thank you so much for praying for me, ma’am. You are loved. โค

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        2. gaillovesgod says:

          โค โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. “God is good all of the time” and “All of the time God is good”

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    1. Yes!!!. God is good. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you. Blessings to you, sir. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. Perth Girl says:

    God is always good. I hold onto that always. It gives me confidence and reassurance.
    Thank you Mercy for putting those beautiful verses reminding us of His goodness. ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Yes ma’am. He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      I love that. In this knowing, we have comfort. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you so much. Blessings to you, ma’am. โค

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    I love this post so full of truth, love, grace, and smiles. God is so good! In all my turmoils HE has always put me in a better place. There are times Iโ€™d look for his hand reaching me and then Iโ€™d realize theyโ€™re UNDER me! Heโ€™s been holding me the whole time. And so I lift my arms in praise. Even at this moment he is working all things for the good of those who love him. I know you do and hopefully we can help others believe it too. Peace and love to you! Great writing ๐Ÿ’š

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    1. Aww. This comment just made me smile even more. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is such a great testimony. โค
      Yes He holds you and He will continue to. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!. I believe and we will keep on sharing of His goodness. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™โค
      Thank you so much. Blessings to you and the family, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™

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  5. jesusluvsall says:

    Life’s disappointments can lead to God’s appointments ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, big bro. I totally agree with you on this. He works it for our good. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much. Blessings to you. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Yes, God is good and amazing. He has everything worked out for us. We must trust and remain faithful in Him. Great Post as always!!! God Bless. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Yes He is. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes!. Trusting Him in it all. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Smiles. Thank you so much, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you and the family. โค

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  7. gifted50 says:

    Blessings my sister. I will have to seek that movie out. God is often full of surprises and a sense of humor.

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Yes you should. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. He is such an amazing great one. ๐Ÿ˜
      Thank you so much, sis. Blessings to you and the family. โค

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  8. Amen and amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ God is good and can only do good ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    1. ecohorizons says:

      God sends blessings in disguise…

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      1. Yes. He does. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    2. Smiles. Yes, ma’am. He can only be!. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Blessings to you. โค

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  9. AnuRijo says:

    My one and only definition for God is LOVE..which is pure..โค๏ธ
    Amazing post as always..stay blessed..๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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    1. Yes, sis. He is everything Love. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Smiles. Thank you so much. โค
      Amen. And you too. ๐Ÿค—

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  10. God is always good! Always, even in our storms. ๐Ÿ™

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    1. ecohorizons says:

      When the night comes or the sky turns gray ,
      The sky showers us to grow and stay ,
      alive and happy in every way ,
      To God we sway , that every sun ray ,
      Would shine again and clear the clouds away ,
      So you could see toย  never get astray ,
      Divinity gets us to pay ,
      attention that everything we getย  through ,
      has a silver lining everyย  night
      andย ย  day …
      You say good morning ,
      “Tommorow is another day ” for a melody toย  play …
      The rainy days of April shower flowers of May …( as said… )

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      1. God indeed holds all these together. He is an amazing God. ๐Ÿ˜Š
        Lovely Poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. ecohorizons says:

          Amen . Truely yes…

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      2. lovely poem. Thank you!

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    2. Yes sis. Even in the storms, He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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  11. God puts us into some difficult situations so He can be our only way out and sometimes that is the only way that we can find me and taste his goodness. God is always good. Thank you for the reminder๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Yes sis. That place of total surrender. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Apt. It’s in our emptiness that He can fill us up. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Smile. Glad to. โค
      Blessings. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. DeborahMarie says:

    Everything God does is for His glory and my good. I believe that with all my heart!

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    1. Yes ma’am. I agree with you on this. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      And I love your summation on this. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings. โค

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  13. Dawn says:

    The Lord always has our best interests at heart, we never have to worry. He is good and His goodness follows us all the days of our lives. Romans 8:28 has become one of my favorite scriptures. Thanks little sis for the inspiring reminders. โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes, big sis. He does. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Smiles. I love it too. โค
      You are welcome. Glad to. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings.

      P.S: How has academics been, sis?
      And you and the family?.

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      1. Dawn says:

        Everything is good. I just started a new class on Monday after a week long break. Everyone is well. How are you and your family? ๐Ÿค—

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        1. That is great. Success all the way!. โค
          Glad to know you all are. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          I’m good too. And my family is doing well. Thank you so much for asking, big sis. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Dawn says:

          Thankful to hear all is well. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  14. Israel says:

    God is good
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Always. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. The Seb says:

    What a beautiful message you have shared.
    To answer the question on whether God is wicked or not? In my on view and understanding, I find that wickedness, is man made, and anything that is considered bad or evil, is what man has created because of his judgement of what surrounds him.

    When it comes to God, everything He has made is good, and everything He does is good, it is our judgment that makes it look bad, evil or wicked.

    When a man asks God for wisdom, God will not give it to him on a silver plate. He will place man in the path to learn and become wiser, and the learning process is that of challenges. If man is grateful to God, he will overcome all the challenges and become wiser, but if not grateful, he will fail and blame God, and ends up foolish.

    These are my thoughts, we learn and grow everyday.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—
      Hmm. True. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      He remains who He is. Good!. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      I love this explanation. He teaches us through the process. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Our view on it matters. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you so much for your comments and input. โค
      Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—

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  16. Lima says:

    God is good!!! Now I want to watch that movie… Iโ€™m definitely going for it๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    1. Yes dear. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yay. Please do. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
      Trust you are having a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Lima says:

        I am…. thank you โค๏ธ

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  17. The source of most sickness and disease is the devil. God’s plans for us are good and not evil (Jer. 29:11). Great post. Thanks.

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    1. Yes, bro. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Totally. He does good. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much. Happy weekend to you. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. Michelle says:

    What a great reminder that God is good at all times!! โค๏ธ

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—
      Trust you are having a great weekend, ma’am. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  19. Ada Orie says:

    My soul needed this post. I was asking God in tears yesterday “How much longer?”. I am slowly going through the book of Daniel. God is faithful. His timing is better than ours. I am reminded to stand in faith and remember he has never failed me so why would he start now? I am blessed and thankful for you. That picture of you is stunning.

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    1. So sorry I missed this comment. Just saw it now. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      I am glad to read your comment on this. ๐Ÿค—
      Hmm. Sending you a big hug, ma’am. โค
      If there is anything I know, it is that when God decides to show up despite the long wait, His show up makes up for all the “waiting period”. And I can’t wait to hear your testimony. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes, I affirm all you have said. He remains faithful and so incapable of failing us. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Smiles. Aww. This means a lot to me. I am thankful for you too, ma’am. โค

      Smiles. The picture was gotten on Canvas, for the graphic designs. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Hugs. Blessings. โค

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      1. Ada Orie says:

        God knew I needed to see this message today. Thank you for always affirming me. The enemy has been busy but I will not dignify him or his motives, God is stronger than any plot he has to interrupt my life. Thank you for touching and agreeing with me.

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        1. Smiles. Grateful to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
          Thank you for letting me in on this too. ๐Ÿ™‚
          Yes!. He that is you is greater than his gimmicks. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
          You are welcome, ma’am.
          God is for you, always. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  20. A humble reminder ! Your post titles definitely got me to your blog. Keep blogging!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for your comment. โค
      I will do and you too. ๐Ÿค—

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  21. KIKI says:

    This is soooo good!!!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for your comment, Kiki. โค

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  22. Ruelha says:

    Such a beautiful way to explain this concept…..I’m smiling thinking about a lot of things right now๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for your comment, Ruelha. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Haha. Care to share any of those thoughts?. ๐Ÿ˜
      Blessings, sis. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Ruelha says:

        I wouldn’t be able to say those things on a public forum today…..maybe someday…..would make a very twisted testimony๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…

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        1. Smiles. I understand dear.
          I look forward to it. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š
          Trust the day has been great. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Ruelha says:

          ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
          Everyday is a good day with Jesus ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅฐ
          Have a blessed evening Mercy๐Ÿ’

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  23. Jenny Furse says:

    Amen โค We may not always understand, but His ways are higher. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, sis. But we are certain that He works it all for our good. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—

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  24. Ihagh G. T. says:

    very inspiring post… God sees the end from the beginning which is usually scary for most people… no matter the uncertainty that’s happening, I pray for His grace to keep us grounded in faith until we see a favorable outcome

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    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Glad to know it is. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hmm. True!
      Amen!. This prayer is key.
      Thank you for your comments, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Ihagh G. T. says:

        your welcome, dear sis… sorry for the late reply. I’ve been very occupied… hope you are doing good

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        1. Smiles. It’s fine.
          Hope you are getting the tasks, done in time?. His wisdom directs you. ๐Ÿ™
          Yes I am. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Thank you. Be good, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Ihagh G. T. says:

          I’ll be goodn Amen: His wisdom directs me ๐Ÿ’•

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  25. Mercy. Very nice post ๐Ÿ‘Œ There is no wickedness in our God. He hates all kinds of wickedness. He is going to judge the wicked people. ๐Ÿค

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—
      Apt!. He has no wickedness or affiliation with one at all. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you for your comment. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Happy Sunday. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. You are so very welcome. Have a great blessed Sunday. Shalom to you ๐Ÿค—

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