Seems people believe God does not like them very much. I’ve heard them say when a loved one dies, “It’s God’s will.” Or when a tragedy happens, “Why did God do that?” or “Why did God allow that?” or “I don’t believe in a loving God, because there is so much pain in the world.”
It saddens my heart, because I know God as a loving Father; He protects me and teaches me and walks with me when I go through difficult times. He is the Author of goodness and beauty, but is often accused of authoring ugliness and pain. it’s just not so!
Jesus came to teach us about the Father. He taught us God is good, loving, patient, kind, merciful, and just. In studying His Word, I have found it to be so. When I chose to give my life to Jesus, the truth was revealed and life became much more joy-filled. Do I have challenges? YES! Of course! How can you grow without challenges? But my God always leads the way through them. Can we question God? Yes, by all means! Just wait for and trust in His answer. It eases life and lessens pain; truth may be difficult, but it is oh so freeing.
The devil’s mission is to steal, kill, and destroy. He perverts truth, he lies, and tries every way he can to take us down, and to cause a breach between us and God. Stand in defense of yourself by becoming familiar with the Word and what the Holy Spirit wants to say to you personally. The book Cast Up A Highway is full of Scripture lessons on constructing your own inner spiritual strength. Hold fast to the truth! Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Begin to reinforce this truth in yourself!!