An Act of God (Isaiah 13:13)

Ever read an insurance policy and find the line, “This policy does not cover acts of God”?

This statement has been used by insurers to excuse their company from insuring disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, meteors, even animals unexpectedly crossing the path of your car. The implication is that a disaster, that is not the result of man’s negligence, must be caused by God. And not just a loving God, but a vengeful God. That is a very bold and arrogant assumption and statement!

God can and has used natural disasters as part of His judgment against man’s sins. And in the final judgment against a rebellious mankind and Satan, He will use the the immense power of the earth to carry out portions of His judgment.

But not all natural disasters are from God. We must be aware that some disasters are the direct result of man’s sins. Still others may be due to Satan’s intervention but only if God permits him to do this. Nothing is outside the reign or control of God.

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place,
at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.
Isaiah 13:13

God has absolute control over all the forces of nature. One day, our Lord Jesus Christ will return as the King of Kings and judge this earth. But before that happens, the earth will be wracked with natural disasters like nothing that has ever occurred before.

If you have trusted in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, He will return to take you to Heaven before these end times occur. Pray for your friends, family, and loved ones who still have not accepted Jesus Christ, that they will come to know the one and true God, Jesus Christ.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.