If this verse is true and there really is a God, then we wonder why doesn’t He do something about all that is going on in the earth that is bad?
We wrestle with the Sovereignty of God.
We want God to act against the evil we see and experience but we don’t want Him to demand anything from us personally. If there is a God, He cannot really operate in this manner. Does it really make sense that He would do all we want but leave us to do all we want? Not if He is truly God.
So why does God watch and do so little? No doubt He does more than we know. God also commands that we engage Him for establishing His kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven.
This is the root problem, we don’t engage in the work of God for the glory of God and the benefit of the world.
To end war we must become peacemakers, first with God and then our neighbor. To end murder and abuse we must end hate and develop love, first for God and then for our neighbor.
God’s visit upon the earth as a human showed us how to live and He instructed us how to live in the two commands He gave to us: love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbor as our self.
The solution to the world’s problems lies in our obedience to God’s commands.
We are both the cause of our trouble and the solution to our troubles.
God watches and waits for us to turn to Him for His help to make us the kind of people who become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
God also watches because He will judge each person upon their cooperation with Him in His objective toward world restoration to Himself. There is waiting for each of us a day of accountability when we will be weighed, measured and rewarded according to our obedience to His commands. This is why God has recorded Himself and His ways in the Bible so that we are without excuses for knowing and doing His will.
God is not passive, He is engaged in the drama of the human condition but His primary agents for change are you and me by loving Him and loving others.