Words of Hope and Faith for the Weary

Its Not God’s Fault

It’s Not God’s Fault
While contemplating my life with God and his goodness, I realized that through faith and belief in Jesus, I am able to overcome any obstacle because I know that He already has a plan for me that is wonderful. The same is true for any believer that trusts in God and in his mercy and believes on the name of his dear son, Jesus. The last few weeks much has been going on, but with the help of the Holy Spirit I am remaining strong, and there is still gladness and peace in my heart. Lately, I have heard God accused of committing terrible acts; they say He is responsible for all of the bad that happens. But one thing I have not heard is how wonderful God is for all the good that is happening too.
This leaves me almost numb when I hear it, since I find it difficult to understand how some can accuse God of the bad, but never the good. It amazes me, also, how some people that have no faith in anything but their own selves blame God in times of trouble. Either believe or not, and if there is no God, then how can He do things that bring pain to a person’s life. It seems that people just need someone to blame, so why not put the guilt towards a vengeful God they don’t believe in. I guess it makes them feel better.
The New Testament of the Bible speaks of only God’s great love and mercy. Jesus said, in John 10:10-11 (KJV) 10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
For me, I know and believe that Jesus died for my sins, and over the years, I have grown to understand it was not just for my sins, but also that I can experience the love of God and have an abundant life. Through Jesus, I and you can overcome the harsh realities of this world and have peace within our hearts although everything around us seems to be falling apart. Yes, bad things happen in this world, I am a witness to a lot of it lately, but I am also witness to much beauty and goodness in my own life and the life of others around me. My dear friend, who for so many years was trapped in the past dwelling on the pain from a terrible act committed upon her, finally said to me one day, “You know what Zola, I am going to give it all to Jesus and live for Him. I am sick of living for people and what they think of me.” My heart lifted, and as she spoke, a beautiful smile came across her face and honestly it appeared as if she glowed.
My friend, trapped in low self-esteem, emotionally hurt, lack of confidence, and just continuing the hold on to the pain from a deceitful relationship, told me a couple weeks later that she was going on a vacation. The last one she had been on was with her husband, which was over fifteen years ago, and since he left she felt so unworthy and uncared for that she could not imagine going away and leaving the sanctity of familiarity. But now, freed from her bondage, she was intent to go alone if need be; but God in His great mercy gave her the money so that she could take her sister and brother in law along with her. In just a few weeks of her confession, I saw a change in her, and now she is confident to fly on a plane and leave everything she knows to visit a country so unlike Canada and many miles away.
Matthew 19:29 (KJV) And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
My dear friend, who had no courage has grown tremendously in her beliefs and confidence in her worth, and it is my hope that she gains experiences she never imagined and develops new friendships with others that she meets on her trip. Jesus promises us in his word that we are not to be desolate, lonely, sick, or emotionally defeated. In His great love, it is not possible for God to plan hurt in our lives. A firm believer in the grace of God, I know that we which trust in Jesus have a savior that is there to strengthen us when a season of pain comes along. Through His wonderful Holy Spirit, he is there to support us through every problem
Hebrews 6:18-19 (KJV) That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.”
To all my precious readers I want to say, let your faith in God remain strong, and don’t give up your faith and belief in his blessing in your life. Remember he is God of Love and not anger, and when bad things happen, please don’t look to him and say “It was your fault.” Our God is a God of love, and I believe it grieves him when we blame him for all of the injustices we face. As a fallen man, even if we strive to love and respect others, there are others around us which have no problem hurting and destroying everything they touch; but remember, this is not of God.
Heb 4:16 “Let us therefore come body unto the temple of grace that we may obtain Mercy, and find Grace to help in the time of need.”