When things go wrong, it is natural to ask why. We may even find ourselves blaming God for our suffering. But is this the right thing to do?
Blaming God for our problems can be a very dangerous thing to do. It can lead to anger, resentment, and even bitterness. It can also make it difficult to move on from our problems and find healing.
If you are blaming God for your problems, there are a few things you need to know. First, God loves you very much. He wants what is best for you, and he will never intentionally cause you pain.
Second, God is not responsible for everything that happens in the world. There is evil in the world, and evil things happen. But God is not the author of evil.
Third, God can use even the worst things in our lives for our good. He can use our suffering to strengthen our faith, to teach us valuable lessons, and to draw us closer to him.
If you are struggling with blaming God, here are 12 things you need to know:
God loves you.
The Bible tells us that God loves us with everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). He loved us so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to die for us on the cross (John 3:16).
God is not responsible for everything that happens in the world.
There is evil in the world, and evil things happen. But God is not the author of evil. The Bible tells us that Satan is the ruler of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and he is the one who is responsible for evil.
God can use even the worst things in our lives for our good.
He can use our suffering to strengthen our faith, to teach us valuable lessons, and to draw us closer to him. The Bible tells us that God works all things together for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
Blaming God will not make your problems go away.
It may make them worse. When you blame God, you are essentially pushing him away. But when you draw near God, he will draw near to you (James 4:8).
There is no shame in admitting that you are struggling.
Everyone struggles with their faith at some point in their lives. The Bible tells us that even Job, a man known for his righteousness, struggled with his faith during great suffering (Job 3:1-26).
It is okay to ask God questions.
The Bible tells us that God wants us to come to him with our questions and doubts (James 1:5-6). Our questions do not threaten him, and he wants to help us to understand him better.
There is no need to rush your healing process.
It takes time to heal from emotional wounds. Be patient with yourself, and allow God to work in your life.
Seek support from others.
Talk to your friends, family, or pastor about what you are going through. They can offer you support and encouragement.
Read the Bible.
The Bible is full of stories of people who have struggled with their faith. Reading these stories can give you hope and encouragement.
Prayer is a powerful way to communicate with God. Tell him about your struggles, and ask him for help.
Spend time with God.
Worshipping God, reading the Bible, and praying are all ways to spend time with God. As you spend more time with God, your faith will grow stronger.
Even when you don’t understand why things are happening the way they are, trust that God is good and that he has a good plan for your life. The Bible tells us that all things work together for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
If you are struggling with blaming God, please know that you are not alone. Many people have struggled with this at some point in their lives. But there is hope. God loves you, and he wants to help you through this difficult time. Draw near to him, and he will draw near to you (James 4:8).
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,