It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations We serve a Living forgiving Father. He died for us to give us these things.
If God is love, evil is the absence of God. Every bad addiction, every evil thought about others or ourselves is coming from a lack of love. God isn't in that part of your life. 1 John But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
This made me wonder if I've been tested deeply? Probably not yet, so far my faith hasn't cost me much in my life. But I hope I can be rooted so much in Christ that when trials do come I can find peace and joy in them.