Have you ever noticed: It is always God’s fault?
We say well, God could compensate for people’s evil actions through supernatural intervention 100 percent of the time. People say: “Can’t God stop a drunk driver from causing an automobile accident?". Others have said and believe that God could stop a lazy construction worker from doing a substandard job on a home that he is building that could later on cause grief to the homeowners. Still other state, "can’t God stop a father or mother who are addicted to drugs or alcohol from doing any harm to their mates and children or extended family?". If God is in control can’t He stop a gunman from robbing convenience stores, or killing people in a church or synagogue or in school, in a mall? Isn’t God able to stop high school bullies? Can’t God stop terrorists from flying airplanes into buildings?
Now if God did that everyone would probably say “Yea God, Way to Go!!!” Now the solution sounds attractive but let’s see if it works. Let me tell you that you do know that God’s intervention would lose its attractiveness as soon as God’s intervention infringed on something we wanted to do. We want God to prevent horribly evil actions, but we are willing to let “lesser-evil” actions slide. We need to realize that those “lesser-evil” actions are what usually lead to the “greater-evil” actions.
Should God only stop actual sexual affairs or should He also block our access to pornography and end any inappropriate, but not yet sexual relationships? How about all the sex chats on the internet?
Should God stop “true“ thieves or should He also stop us from cheating on our taxes?
Should God only stop murderers, or should He also stop the “lesser-evil” actions done to people that lead them to commit murder?
Should God only stop acts of terrorism, or should He also stop the indoctrination that transformed a person into a terrorist.
Then there are those who say why doesn’t God just remove all those people who choose to commit evil acts. The problem with this possibility is that there would be no one left, for God would have to remove all of us. You see we forget that we all sin and we all commit evil acts. Romans 3:23 reminds us "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God". Yes, I will grant you that some people seem to be more evil than others, yet ALL have sinned…so where would you want God to draw the line?
In John 11:32, Mary, the sister of Lazarus (the friend of Jesus who had just died) confronts Jesus with, “Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Isn’t this the same way we react whenever a tragedy or disaster happens to us or our loved ones? We complain to Him and say that if ‘he had been present then’ this thing would not have happened. Even when the Lord waits to be glorified in an event, we give the devil a priority since we become the first in pointing our fingers at the Lord. Accusation is a devil’s weapon for he is the accuser of brethren (Revelation 12:10). He accused Job before God and many other men of God. You are therefore not an exception. He will continue pointing his crooked finger at you as long as you are doing the will of God.
Next time you face a calamity, as a Believer, do not start accusing your neighbor, pastor, someone in church or even God. He may be wholly involved in the molding of your life than any of those you have in mind. Remember that even Jesus’ disciples fell into such a weakness when they saw Jesus walking on water (Mark 6:47-51) they thought that Jesus was a ghost in the midst of the troubled sea. Stormy seas may not be welcome in our lives, but sometimes they are needed so that our carnal lives are worked out to the fullest. Remember, when the stormy seas arise in your life, it just might be an indicator that Jesus Christ is about to appear, walking on the sea to come to your rescue!
When the seas get rough, don't blame GOD, don't think it's all GOD's fault...get excited, because GOD may just be using the storm to do something incredible in your life!