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God is Not a Serial Killer!

Oluwapelumi Obisesan


“God is not a serial killer!” I have spoken these words to
myself  several times in the last 72hours. Events of the past one month
or thereabout, have raised many questions in my mind. to be precise, the
death of two persons that I knew personally.
The consolations and comments of friends and well wishers
ranged from “God knows best to God permitted it for a reason and We
can’t question God”. And I totally agree with them but these statements
and many more made me ask myself “so I can sleep and not wake up
tomorrow morning if God decides?” If the answer is yes, so what’s the
point of life? I asked myself.
In fact, my thoughts and questions graduated to fears. I
asked myself, what’s the point of claiming and believing the promises of
God about longevity if it can all just be taken away snap of his
finger. The sightest pain or discomfort I felt in my body made me winder
“Ah! God, abi it’s my turn?” I must have really thought very hard about
it because two days ago, I woke up with this assurance- God is not a
serial killer.
It’s true that God is sovereign and He is the only One
capable of giving or taking like but it is also true that He is not an
arbitrary dictator  seeking which of the human beings he created to kill
So, with renewed knowledge of the sovereignty of God and
his powers over life and death, I choose to believe his promises
concerning me in His Word  I believe that “With long life will He
satisfy me and show me His salvation” (Psalm91:16) because though He is
Sovereign, He is also a Promise Keeper!

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