I recently heard of a tragic situation where a small child lost their life. My first response was “Why God?”. In my human mind, I immediately think that because God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He could have saved her life. So why didn’t He?

When things go wrong, most of us look for someone to blame. As easy as it is to blame God, the truth is it’s not God’s fault when things fall apart.

We are living our lives in a world that is fallen and broken and full of sin and evil. Without going into a theological debate, the reason sin and evil entered this world is because the first humans God created fell into sin.  They were tempted by our enemy, Satan, and gave in to sin.

God created a perfect paradise for us to live in and when sin entered the world, it all began to fall apart. It’s important to remember that when things go horribly or tragically wrong. Satan is roaming through the earth, looking for lives to wreck and destroy. He wants to pull us as far away from God as possible.

But here’s the good news! God loves us so much that He will not leave us that way. God has created a perfect place called Heaven where all who believe in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in complete perfection. The Bible says it’s a place where there is no more pain, no more sickness, no more sin or evil.

So when things go wrong, it’s important to remind yourself of this one thing:

It’s not God’s fault.

Yes, God is all-powerful and He could stop anything from happening. He is able to fix anything that has gone wrong. Why He does sometimes and doesn’t others, I don’t know. What I do know is that He promises to take what our enemy intended to harm us with and turn it around and make something good come out of it.

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20

People may let you down and life might be hard but no matter what we face, it’s not God’s fault.

May I encourage you to not run from God when things go wrong, but rather run to Him. Trust that He will turn the difficult, confusing, painful, and tragic situations around for good in your life.

I love this quote by Max Lucado:

“In God’s hands intended evil becomes eventual good.”

That’s a promise worth holding on to!

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