Stop With the Nonsense!  People Matter!


Natural disasters are not opportunities to fabricate ways to explain them away or blame on a particular sin, or yell, “IT’S GOD’S JUDGEMENT” when they happen!

Actually, they are opportunities to clearly learn about what really matters when they strike.

What matters?

People matter.

If a free floating ember from my neighbor’s chimney starts a fire in my roof and spreads throughout my neighborhood, does that mean God is judging and punishing the neighborhood in order to get them to repent and get it all right with Him?


God is not a malignant bully!

So stop listening to the false “God told me it’s judgement” rhetoric.  They lie.  They pompously blabber false prophecy and conjecture.

God ALONE judges hearts, actions, and offers the individual convictions for ALL sins to be redemptively wiped clean and given a hope for merciful help.

He doesn’t drive infernos over people to make them move into revival or a fresh move of His Spirit.

That is NOT love from above.

He is ACTUALLY a place of refuge, THE refuge, when disasters surround us.

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purposes for me,”   Psalm 57:1-2.

God does have a plan through all this suffering we are seeing through horrific fires burning in the West and in Europe.

When there are disasters, that plan includes us.  These situations tell us as much about who we are as they do about who God is.

It frees us from the lies we tell ourselves about being in control.  It frees us from the routines that we mistake for our identities like our careers, achievements, and claims to knowing how “supposedly” God is involved somehow in the calamity.

These tragic situations remind us that we can change, when we all come together.  From loss and disruption, God brings order through love, and folks, God has been doing this since the beginning of creation.

So while we’re in the middle of the earth groaning in such horrible loss and sorrow, let’s remember that disaster doesn’t have the last word.

Fire Storms and flooding will pass.  Cities will be rebuilt.  And love cannot be destroyed, so let’s respond wisely and with humility when it really counts.

STOP……  with the prophetic false starts, trying to be the first and fastest horse out of the chute with an immature view and egocentric need to feel you must speak for God during calamities!

Shut up, grab a shovel, start helping with digging people out of the ashes of loss of property and trauma, and be the Voice that speaks Hope.

By the way…  if you feel like shooting at this messenger, carefully check your heart again before pulling that trigger, partner!


In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©

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” THE MESSENGER ” ~ Mary Lindow

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Stop With the Nonsense!  People Matter! — 4 Comments

  1. Absolutely agree with you . God judged all our sins in the body of Jesus.  God is not mad at us or even in a bad mood or counting our sins against us. He is pure love

  2. Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)
    8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

    Luke 17 New King James Version (NKJV)
    The Coming of the Kingdom
    26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

    2 Peter 2 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Doom of False Teachers
    4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.

    • I agree with everything you wrote ..these people think God is a cute cuddly teddy bear…they think they can do whatever they want and because Jesus came they will be forgiven for whatever they do and go to heaven….news flash it don’t work like that.the bible says he who does not keep all my commandments is not of me …Not 1 not 9 but all of them.

  3. Wow I’m glad Someone finally said something. Those post about God’s so called judgement are getting out of control. The words they speak have no mercy or compassion, no faith to take action,.. that’s not biblical!!