The thing that was supposed to protect me was the thing that was hurting me

I’ve been having trouble with the office computer locking up over the last 4 or 5 days.  It boots up and seems to be OK, but then in a few minutes it quits working.  The mouse cursor moves, but you can’t click on anything.  Nothing worked.  Through dumb luck, I think I have figured out that it was the anti-virus software that was causing me the problem.  I booted up in safe mode and uninstalled the anti-virus software and it seems to be OK.  Of course we’ll still need some kind of anti-virus software on it.

I heard a Francis Chan sermon yesterday and he was speaking about people who have been abused by the very people who were supposed to be looking out for them.  The same thing happens in some countries when we send money and aid – their government officials are thieves and don’t get the aid to the people it’s intended to help and instead use it for themselves and their family/friends.

While most of us don’t usually abuse others, we do sometimes let people down – you do and I do.  Others will at times let us down.  If you are on Facebook, rarely a day goes by that someone is not posting something about being hurt by someone they care about.  It’s because we are all imperfect people, thinking from an earthly perspective.

Proverbs 18:24 says, “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”  The truth is we are all unreliable.  The truth is there is only One who has never lied, only One you can always count on every time, and only One who died for your sins.  Jesus is the One who will never fail you.  When others let us down or when we let others down, we shouldn’t really be that surprised.

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