Ephesians 2:1-2(New International Version)—1) As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2) in which you used to live when you followed the ways of the world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
Father God, people do not believe you are near when things are so bleak and dark. It’s hard for them to understand that if you are in control and always with us, then why do you allow all of the pain and suffering in the world? They are wondering why you are letting these disasters, wars, tragedies, and all the evil that is happening all around us. Terrorism is threatening our lives. People feel deserted, especially when tragedy happens to them.
People do not understand that it is not Your choice to let these things happen, Father God. You do not initiate these traumatic situations. It is about the free will that you gave each and every one of us at the beginning of time. You gave free will to Adam and Eve; and when you commanded them not to eat the fruit on the Tree of Knowledge, they chose to sin instead of obey You. Satan tempted Eve and that is when sin became a reality. You, God, gave us standards to live by—statutes, laws, and commandments; it is our choice to follow them or not.
Sometimes it is so hard for people to believe you exist. They wonder how could a merciful and loving God allow these things to happen? Where are you in all this? I wish people would stop blaming You. It isn’t your fault how some people choose to use their free will to hurt others. It isn’t your fault that the world makes up different belief systems.
Some people argue and say–“But God allows it.” That response always gets me. Yes, God allows bad things to happen, but I know God does not desert us. He turns tragedies and disasters and evil into good in His timing. He allows things to happen sometimes to bring us closer to Him. Sometimes when things are so bad they will choose God as their last resort. Hopefully that changes and people will start accepting God in their lives while the going is good. It goes against the gift of free will in the first place if He stops us from our choices. He is waiting for us to choose Him. He will not force Himself upon anyone. His ways are better than our ways, His thoughts are higher than ours. No one is supposed to understand everything, that is where our faith comes in.
Romans 11:33-34 (Amplified Bible)–33) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)! 34) For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?
Isaiah 66:4 (Amplified Bible)–So I also will choose their delusions and mockings, their calamities and afflictions, and I will bring their fears upon them–because when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they did not listen or obey. But they did what was evil in My sight and chose that in which I did not delight.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (Amplified Bible)–8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. 9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Satan is the ruler of the air; he is responsible for all evil and the temptation of sin in this world.God has no evil in Him. God is Sovereign and He has the last say. Always remember, Jesus defeated death when He died and was resurrected. He has victory over Satan and we will always be the winner when we choose God. God is always in control. It is our free will that changes His predestined plans. Choose God–don’t blame Him.
Do you ever blame God for your life’s situations? Your tragedies? Your failures? Why? Do you thank Him when everything is going great? Please join me in a discussion on how you feel about this subject. Thank you for listening.