finding fault with god in our situation
June 18, 2009 6:07am CST
When we are faced with violent storms it is one of the most destructive force that nature can unlease upon mankind. Unfortunately these outbreaks of nature are usually accompanied by a great deal of property damage, sometimes even loss of life. It is not a easy disaster to deal with. If you should study Job and his encountered it was more than a product of nature. It was a divine messenger from the Lord. God use one of natures most awesome expression of power to confront Job with his own frailty and weakness. The disaster brought Job face to face with his lack of understanding of God. If you study the story you will see his friends had misunderstood the nature of God as well, but Job was not entirely innocent either. After he has gone throught his disaster he was brought to a fresh realization that God was far greater than he could comprehend. In the midst of our distress, it is common to find fault with God. We think, surely God must have made a mistake for this to be happening to me. But such thinking is foolishness. With our limited understanding of what is truly happening both on earth and in heaven, we are arrogant to think that we are in a position to judge Gods actions. We are dealing with issues that are far beyond our understanding. In fact even if God were to explain them, we would not be able to fully grasp them. God is not committed to give you an answers, but he is committed to bring you comfort. Trust the lord he know what he is doing and whatever he does it is for our own good, and for his own glory.
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18 Jun 09
Hi willy6, This reminds me of something the pastor of our church said, "We're either going into a trial, in the middle of a trial, or coming out of a trial." What really surprises me is when a new Christian thinks that trouble won't be coming his/her way just because now they're a Christian. We're supposed to be thankful for what we perceive as bad circumstances, like the Apostle Paul did - he was content (I'm still working on that one, lol). In wanting to know the reason for our trials is really an attempt to remain in control. Thank you for this topic.
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18 Jun 09
Also remember that even Christ in his final hours questioned God. "Why hath though forsaken me" after all were his final words. It is okay to question him to wonder why things are happening and at times that question may just get an answer.