Why Doesn’t God Stop This?
Have you ever asked the question: If there is a God why doesn’t He
stop all the bad things happening in this world? I mean it seems like a fair
question right? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Maybe to figure it out if the question is
valid we need to look at what we consider the “bad things”. Are the “bad things”
something that God has caused or are they our own doings? Does God need to
make something different or do we?
So to sort this out we must define what we are asking for. Are the bad
things from the lack of God’s guidance or the failure of man to follow? Are the
bad things the result of a design flaw or are they the result of what man has done
to a perfect creation? Are the bad things something that could be stopped by our
own compliance with simple rules or are they totally without cause? I have a
feeling that the answer to all those questions lands right back in our own laps.
See God could stop all the bad things AGAIN. He has intervened in this
problem more than once. He started with a simple punishment way back in the
beginning by kicking Adam and Eve out of the garden and making the snake eat
dust. Then He got tougher with the flood, wiped out everyone but Noah and his
family, seemed like the ultimate cure. He swallowed up the Egyptians in the Red
Sea because they were the bad things of that time and He conquered a giant with
a sling and a stone when he was the most bad thing of the moment. God has
stopped all the “Bad Things” over and over to help us through.
But the problem is when the “bad things” aren’t His doing, He can’t make
them stop. We must quit asking God to fix what we refuse to change and start
asking for Him for humble hearts that listen. Evil will always be with us for that is
the way of sin, but sin will not overcome the world.
John 1:5 “ The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Jesus is the answer to our question, if we follow His example, the bad
things will be taken care of, for they will not be done. Sounds so simple when we
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