by Linda Cox

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? …

It is time for You to act, O Lord; Your law is being broken. Psalm 11:3; 119:126 (NIV)

It’s a question often asked—when is God going to say “enough is enough” and do something about the wickedness on earth? How much more will He take?

One Christian radio host, however, put a different perspective to that question. What if God was sitting in Heaven asking, “When are My children going to say ‘enough is enough’ and take a stand against the wickedness on earth? How much more will they take?”

Interesting thought, isn’t it?

Have we become so much a part of the world that we can’t tell good from evil, dark from light, truth from lie? Are we so caught up in the ways of the world that we can’t even blush? Do we stand silent when God’s Word and His Son Jesus are openly mocked? Or are we living out our faith boldly—speaking up for pro-life, sanctity of marriage, prayer in the public arena, creation science?

I confess I’m more likely to think about God doing something rather than me. But maybe it’s not God’s time to act. Maybe this is our time to act, on His behalf, to say “enough is enough.” To stand firm by living our Christian faith and encouraging others to do the same. To shine in the darkness of this world, thwarting the devil’s schemes. To open a door into God’s Word where people might be drawn to the Lord, the truth of His Word, and the joy of His salvation in Jesus.

As we use our time to act for Him, we also need to remember that God’s time to act WILL come one day. He will part the heavens and come down to take His children home, a day when at the name of Jesus every knee

[will] bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11 NIV)

And that will be enough.

Linda Cox is a regular contributor to DivineDetour. She recently retired after twenty-five years as a district office secretary for the State of Illinois. Her first loves are studying the Bible and reading, but Linda occasionally tries her hand at writing. Her work is published in All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa (Thomas Nelson), The One-Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale), Life Lessons from Grandparents (Write Integrity) and the Love Is a Verb devotional (Bethany House). She and her husband live on a farm with their two indoor/outdoor farm mutts.