During times of tension, stress, violence, inhumanity anger and hatred, there is one who we can always depend on now and forever.
We suffer one of the most devastating epidemics of the twenty-first century. A pandemic that has devastated the entire world, which as seen countries such as the United States, Italy, United Kingdom and France lost more than one hundred thousand of their citizens.
Thousands of people ask the question, where is God in this time of need? But do we ask the question of why the Devil has unleashed the virus on God’s people? The first person that we tend to blame when things go wrong is God.
We forget that God has nothing to do with evil; only Satan does and never forget that God has never promised that we won’t suffer in this life. When bad things happen even if it’s your fault, use it to grow. If God said He would work in your life, and He will help you through trials, then He will do just that. Don’t just tell God you’re going to trust Him, actually do it.
Blaming others is not a new concept as we see from the book of Genesis 3:11-13 And he said, Who told thee that thou was naked? Has thou eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee that thou should not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou has done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
So from creation blame was attributed to someone else, Adam blame Eve for convincing him to eat from the tree of knowledge and Eve blamed the Snake for tempting her. Yet they were instructed by God, they were, given the freedom to choose and yet having made the wrong decision, they decide to attribute blame.
James 1:13-15 Let no man say when he is, tempted, I am, tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is, tempted when he is, drawn away of his lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is, finished, bringeth forth death.
Job when through severe trials and tribulations did He blame God? No! We have to learn to be more like Job. The more we lose and suffer in this life the more we should worship God and say, blessed be the name of the Lord He is my way maker, he is the miracle my life needs and all that I am going through will soon be over.