From the archives of Oral Roberts
“Why doesn’t God stop all wars and violence?” someone asks. In order to stop war and violence, God would have to take away our power of choice. Then man would be like a robot. And God doesn’t want that. He wants us to freely choose to do His will.
The way God tries to stop violence and make it a better world is by zeroing His love in on us as individuals. He never turns that love off, in the hope that it will reach the deepest part of our being and our own choice will bring us to a decision for our lives to be changed. When we as individuals want to do things God’s way more than our own, then wars and violence will stop.