Our Souls are Vexed

Our Souls are Vexed

“For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds” (2 Peter 2:8). Lot’s soul was vexed from all of the evil that was happening around him in Sodom and Gomorrah. Our souls are vexed (tormented) from all of the evil happening around us. The leaders of New York clapped and celebrated that the lives of babies could be brutally murdered in their mother’s womb up until birth. They clapped! They clapped the murder of unborn babies! This is too difficult and evil to even fathom. Yes, Satan and his agents are alive and well.

Parents are being allowed to change the gender of their young children. They don’t even have to put on the birth certificate what gender they are. We know who they are fighting, yes? They are fighting God. God made them male and female and hundreds of years after these people who have “changed” their gender die, the DNA in their bones will clearly show if they were male or female.

There is so much perversion and evil in our nation right now, dear women. It’s heart wrenching. How are we supposed to deal with this? “The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished” (2 Peter 2:9). God will deliver us (for He promises to never leave nor forsake us) and those who continue to do evil without repenting and believing in Jesus Christ will be punished. God is a righteous judge and we can trust Him.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:16). God wants ALL to come to repentance and believe in Him. We live our lives loving those around us and speaking the truth in love – planting seeds of truth wherever we can. People need Jesus!

All of this evil reminds us that this isn’t our home. We are truly strangers and aliens in this land. Our hope is in Christ. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness”…for we “look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:11, 13). This earth and everything in it is going to burn. Satan is the prince of the power of the air but God will deal with him. God commands that we have holy behavior and live godly lives. Therefore, we spend daily time in His Word, renewing our minds with truth and being transformed into His image. We live by faith and not by fear.

“Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle” (2 Thessalonians 2:15). What are the traditions we have been taught? If God continues to bless your womb with babies, raise those babies for Him. If you are married, continue to be a godly, loving help meet to your husband. If you are a keeper at home, do it with all of your might. If you are single, make sure that in everything you do you remain holy in body and spirit. If your children are all grown up, use your time to minister to those around you, your grandchildren, and those in your church. Stay focused upon what God has called you to do and don’t allow the evil around you to steal your joy. We know how it will all end! King Jesus reigns and will forever.

The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
Exodus 15:18

16 thoughts on “Our Souls are Vexed

  1. Transgender lunacy is enraging! Forcing the Trans agenda on children is sickening in addition to endangering women in their own restrooms and locker rooms, and weakening our military! The mot frustrating part is anyone who dares fight back is demonized.

  2. Thank you Lori for another great post. Standing on God’s promises is the only way we as born again Christians can deal with the way our society has become. And yes, people need Jesus whether they want to admit it or not.
    Thank you again Lori.

  3. I was doing the NYTimes Sunday crossword and came upon a clue that was something like, “A women who is born as a female and also identifies as one.” HUH? I said, “Woman.” The answer was 8 letters. It was determined to be a CIS WOMAN…. Oy vey, to borrow a saying from my Jewish best friend. I love the whole attitude that people have, “Hey, we know better than God so we’re just going to fix it….”

  4. All so true. There is a boy whose parents pass off as a girl who was in my daughter’s ballet class. I have no idea what crazy thoughts are in their mind to think it is a good idea. I’m hoping they won’t start them on medication but they probably will/have.

  5. I am weeping Lori. It’s so disgusting and sickening what is happening around us. Thsnk you for imparting God’s Truth yet again. There is hope only in Jesus.

  6. Thank you for this encouraging post after that horrific news yesterday. Our souls truly were vexed and I couldn’t help but think we are living in a true Sodom and Gomorrah society.

  7. The hatred and malice of the left knows no bounds. America is paying the price for decades of drugs and sex outside of marriage. Hurt people hurt people, and since knowledge of the Bible in the Christian church is at all time lows, we are in big trouble.

    6 free steps to reform America in 3 years.
    1) Avoid p-rn, and call for it’s ban at local school board meetings and city council meetings. DO NOT ALLOW A CHILD TO HAVE A CELL PHONE UNDER 18, AND DO NOT ALLOW A CHILD TO ACCESS THE INTERNET WITHOUT BEING MONITORED AT ALL.

    2) Get rid of hellivision and do not watch movies.

    3) Avoid psychotropic drugs, and call for their ban.

    4) Read widely. Be familiar with your KJV Bible, and ensure your church teaches it. Stop attending if they don’t, find or start a new church (If you are a man, start a church, if you are a woman, find a man leading a church who teaches the Bible)

    5) Have a library of at least 50 history books in your home, that you have read and understand, that were written at least 30 years ago, before the internet came 26 years ago, and polluted the minds of our nation and world.

    6) Avoid local newspapers, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and television news. Instead, go to Messanonews.com, where conservative, Christian news sources are listed, or find your own Christian conservative news sources. Use DuckDuckGo for a search engine. Buy books at WND.com, or local bookstores. Stay off of social media. Start creating your own Christian conservative news pieces and post at Writerbeat.com.

    1. ^ This

      Christians, even the self-professed alive in Christ active in church Christians, are not a light on a hill. Be in the world, but not of the world. Vote with your time, your wallet and your attention.

  8. Well, here’s one New Yorker that wasn’t celebrating. I cried yesterday for all the unborn babies that will never get the chance at life. I feel like I didn’t do enough or get the link from Albany Update to enough fellow Christians. I cried because I felt like these babies will be murdered, and it’s my fault. It was a rough day. God knows when you’re suffering though, and He sent a text through my one dear friend to whom I had sent a link. She said, ‘You reached me, and I sent it to 2 more. One of those people reached their whole church! I just want to encourage you.’ She never knew how much I was suffering over this, so her text… this post…. all sent personally from the Father. Thanks again, Lori.

    1. What I’ve learned through this is that the NY government doesn’t care about the needs of the mothers or the unborn children at all. That issue is a pawn in the giant political chessboard, and they were out to stop President Trump. He has the power to place another conservative Supreme Court judge, and he has stated he wants to overthrow Roe v Wade. The states’ rights in this matter of abortion will supercede the Supreme Court now. The SC won’t have power over that decision in NYS. I’m thankful that God is never changing and doesn’t view our lives like a giant chessboard. His Word is truth, and He is faithful. He will hand out punishment in His time. I’m ashamed at my emotional lack of faith in His promises and for subjecting you all to my emotional mess. I apologize.

  9. I think as children it’s completely inappropriate for parents to encourage this! People who identify as transgender have a high rate of suicide as teens/adulthood. Studies have been done on the brains of these people after their death, and many determined that the person’s brain was opposite of their gender-for example, a female brain with a male body. There’s a strong suggestion this happens in utero-an consequence of overconsumption of birth control, perhaps? Scientists have long been able tell the differences between male/female brains. These people need grace and to know God’s forgiveness and love. I saw a sign at a pro-life rally once that said “If your unborn baby was transgender or gay, would you murder it in the womb?”

  10. Our churches are so compromised and worldly, that even the hireling leaders don’t understand why evil vexes my soul so much. They aren’t vexed in their souls.

    We live by faith and not by fear.
    I’d like to clarify that. The fear of the world is a sinful trap.
    Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
    However, the fear of God, is how we become wise, and how we are compelled to flee from evil.
    Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
    And the fear of the Lord is to be in us for all eternity.
    Psalm 19:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
    And it is because the wicked lack the fear of God that they are not afraid to transgress His commands.
    Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

    Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
    Proverbs 23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.
    Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

    The fear of God is what is missing in the world, that allows sin to reign over us. The fear of God is what is missing in the churches. They won’t recognize Jesus when he comes back to brake them with a rod of iron. Their false god is one of permissiveness and license.
    Psalm 2: 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

    Come quickly Lord Jesus, and may we be found rightly abiding in fear of you, fleeing from all iniquity, keeping ourselves uncorrupted by the lies of the world, holding to your word in all things. Forgive us for the wickedness of our generation! Don’t count us among them. Open our blinded eyes to your word, that we may seek to do it again.

  11. Upon hearing the news out of New York regarding abortion, 3 words immediately crossed my mind and I spoke out loud…….”God, Help Us”.

  12. “We live by faith and not by fear” is how I wish it worked for me. I live by faith and feel a ton of fear at the same time. God is allowing lots of really scary stuff to happen and I fear how much hard stuff we will deal with before HE sets it all right. I fear for especially the younger ones that I love so much. Their world is so much darker at an earlier point in their lives.

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