Next! Do not blame God. The Bible shows that Satan was the cause of Job’s tragedies. See Job Chapters 1 and 2. Satan has influenced many to engage in evil acts that have resulted in untold misery and heartache. Furthermore, it identifies Satan as the chief source of our problems today when it states: ‘Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.’ (Revelation 12:12)
However, we should not be quick to blame the Devil for every adversity we experience. As a result of inherited sin and imperfection, we are prone to make unwise decisions that can cause us problems. If someone chooses not to eat right and gets sufficient rest and this eventually leads to serious health problems, should the Devil be blamed? Someone has to take responsibility! Man has merely reaped the bitter consequences of his own poor judgment.
Many unpleasant experiences and havocs are simply the result of unforeseen circumstances. Consider the person who is unexpectedly caught in a natural disaster. The persons’ proximity to the venue counts a great deal. To what extent we are personally affected is often a matter of timing and circumstances, over which we may have little or no control. Nevertheless, God is in total control. He is always faithful even when we are not.
Our righteous Maker is not to blame for man’s rebellion. God is forever great and is abundant in power; His understanding is infinite. He is in the very best position to help us to cope with our problems. Rather than being quick to blame God for any seeming inaction, we should start taking responsibility. The truth is, God shows His concern for all of us in many ways. We should thank God that we have life, move and exist. Giving us life surely shows His loving concern for us!
He supplies what we need in order for us to stay alive. His Word says: ‘He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.’ (Psalm 104:14-15). In fact, our Creator does more than provide the basic necessities of life. He generously gives rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts to the full with all His goodness. ———————To be continued.
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