The whole world in His hands…

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sex trafficking is rife in Cambodia. Many young girls are sold by their families or kidnapped and forced into this industry at a young age. These girls grow into adolescence only knowing what it is like to be controlled and used by those around them. My heart breaks for them when I think of the injustice of their situation and I feel anger towards the perpetrators. How can such evil exist in this world? And where is God in all of this?

Proverbs 15:3 says, “The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.”

We live in a broken world, one where there are issues such as human trafficking, child soldiers, abuse, violence and murder, to name a few. God does not orchestrate these events nor does he condone them, rather these circumstances spring out of a sinful human nature and free choice.

I have seen first hand the devastation left by some of these issues. In fact, over the next week, Celina and I are flying to Cambodia to, amongst other things, see the work of a women’s refuge for girls freed from sex trafficking and to look at their education programs. I know it is going to be heart-wrenching listening to the stories of these young women.

A Girl of Wisdom knows that within this world there is both good and evil and that God is watching over it all. He is wholly good and greatly cares about humanity. It breaks God’s heart even more than ours to see the destruction that takes place all over the world. In the midst of darkness, God is at work, even if at times we cannot see it.

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