Sometimes even seemingly simple directions can be more difficult than we expect. However, there are other times that we know even a short, direct task is going to be overwhelming. As we approach the choices we make and the way we live, we will likely need help to follow even what may seem as simple directions!
God reminds us to not be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good. Even though this goal may make sense and seems direct, we will encounter evil in many different forms. We first need to know how to recognize the evil around us before we can work to resist and overcome evil. To follow the simple direction of overcoming evil with good, we need to rely on God. It is only through His goodness that we can recognize and overcome the evil we face in the world!
Rely on God and ask for His help in overcoming evil with good!
Thank You for the goodness that You are and that You show in the world. Help me to fight evil and to overcome it through the goodness that You provide. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.