Life is crazy busy. It’s hard to keep up with so much going on. Many things are going right, but those going wrong set back progress with those going right!
It often seems as if there were a malevolent intelligence behind the setbacks, because it’s just not natural for so many things to go wrong in succession from so many multiple angles of attack. If they happened by chance they would be scattered and random, yet instead they often appear focused on a particular target.
Now how can that be?
Physics attributes things going wrong to the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Which is, without a doubt, the underlying source of disorder in the physical universe. It’s what causes things to wear out, break and become scattered over time.
Entropy is like a burglar we can never see or catch that continually tosses our house, intent on finding something that isn’t there. The difference is entropy has no intent, because it isn’t alive, and therefore not volitional and can’t be trying to find anything.
It’s more like a lunatic whose behavior is without rhyme or reason.
Nothing and nobody is immune from the ravages of entropy.
-It’s the reason things break
-It’s the reason things get lost.
-It’s the reason we run out of energy
-It’s the reason we get old
-It’s the reason our bodies die
-It’s the reason for my gray hair (I told my daughter she was the cause)
The effects of entropy are pervasive but not focused. Over time the scattering effect is equally distributed throughout the physical universe. Just like when flipping a coin the incidences of heads or tails will be more equally distributed the longer it is flipped.
So then, why does it feel focused?
Because it is.
The enemy has already lost the battle but will harry the troops and test our resolve until thrown into the lake of fire.
Entropy or malevolence?
But don’t despair, Jesus Christ has it handled. He’s got this!
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you
as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
22 We know that the whole creation has been
groaning as in the pains of childbirth
right up to the present time.
23 Not only so, but we ourselves,
who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption
to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For in this hope we were saved.
But hope that is seen is no hope at all.
Who hopes for what they already have?