I will tell you that God is greater than man. Why do you fight against him? Because he gives no account of any of his reasons. However, in one or two ways God speaks; But man does not understand. Job 33: 12-14
When God sees His word is not enough for the culture, the people or the saints; He shakes things up.
If God is so good, then why is the world so evil? I have asked myself these type of questions, and I am always reminded that God is Love, while Satan is the thief who came to steal, kill and destroy. God is good, and He wants to bless us, except that He cannot go against His nature and bless our wrongs. Would you bless a son or daughter who just stole somethings, or your puppy who chewed up your new set of heels? Or your husband or wife, who time after time sleeps around? Maybe, but maybe not. In this sense, we are similar to God- we love and we forgive, most times. God is very merciful, but He also uses chaos to get our attention. There is a lot of evil in the world and this is not because God is evil, but because we make the mistakes of taking God out of the equation and then blame Him when disaster strikes.
There is moral evil, and natural disasters which are also evil. We traded our God given authority over the earth to Satan’s control. But even in the bible, we see that God brought destruction to certain places because they ignored Him, in their sin. For instance, Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed for their sin, and speaks against the evildoers saying He will rise against their houses and there will be no help for them. I do believe, God works everything to good, because as we know He is a good God.
See, I was thinking about Puerto Rico. And this is an inference from me (not a word spoken from GOD). I remember my uncle got really sick. he had been a very healthy man, but something happened where people believed he was doing drugs and those who claimed he did smoke, accused him of smoking something that was laced. He started losing his mind, and became very slow. My mother began to do the paperwork for him to get financial help from the government. And he was approved, then almost a year later my grandmother who supported him passed away. God orchestrated for my uncle to have finances, since my grandmother would no longer be providing. And I believe that God will use this disaster to restore Puerto Rico to a better financial state, than the one they were currently in.
Yes! God can keep bad things from happening, but God told us in his word that these things have to happen. That does not mean that God is evil, GOD IS A GOD OF ORDER AND PURPOSE. We will not understand everything that happens, nor what God allows in our lives BECAUSE HE IS GOD. You are not God. Everything works for good, and a day will come when it will not make more suffering, nor sickness, nor disaster, nor crying. One day we will see our relatives, and those people we love who died. But how will we see if we do not have faith in the Lord? It’s as if you want my money or help, but you ignore me and fight with me. Do you think we’re going to get far?
It is better to have a relationship with God in what we are alive, rather than waiting to die and being in front of the God that we deliberately ignore by rebellion, apathy, reasoning or lack of faith.
I feel sad when I hear that instead of drawing close to God, many of us turn away from Him. It is very sad to rely on science, astrology or any kind of witchcraft instead of trusting God. Looking for explanations of family spirit does not bring PEACE, and less salvation to our soul. The only thing we have by the way, is death. We are all going to die, and we are all going to meet God.
Lord Jesus, I pray for your amazing grace to meet people where they are today. The sick, the brokenhearted, the proud, the lost, the mentally ill, the handicapped, the rich, the poor, every single person to receive knowledge of your truth. May they receive your love and kindness, may they taste your presence and recognize your power. Help us all to not develop a hard heart against you and your word. Break down the walls which imprison our faith, and please God give us a humble spirit to receive you. In Jesus name, Amen.