BUT GOD….

I’m so tired of hearing people place the blame of losing someone to a terrible disease, or the premature death of a child, on God. They say God has a plan and we must trust him as he kills, steals and destroys our families. (Did I just quote scripture?)

Listen to me! That’s the God I grew up with. That’s the mean, unfair God the church taught me about, the God that’s mad at me every time I make a mistake.

This may shock you but I TOTALLY REJECT that God! My God is good! He has nothing but GOOD to give me. “O come and see that the Lord He is good!

And don’t tell me I haven’t experienced tragedy in my life. I buried a 34 year old daughter in 2013. I know that pain. I know the questions and weird thoughts that go through the mind when those things occur.

I hear the phrase “but God” all the time. So I’ll give you a “but God!” BUT GOD DID NOT TAKE MY DAUGHTER! His plan for her was long abundant life. That plan was not carried out because we have an enemy that’s on a mission to kill, steal and destroy and many times he succeeds. “But God” had nothing to do with it.

Thankfully the enemy can kill the body but not the Spirit.

Renew your mind to the goodness of God. He’s not a baby killer, a cancer dispenser, or an originator of any tragedy. He doesn’t use any of those things to teach you, discipline you or punish. No he uses his Word for teaching and admonishment. It’s up to us to get his Word in us.

Check your “believer” today. Make sure you’re serving the true God. The one that’s good.

Peace,

Cogitate on this…

THE BLAME GAME

I guess it’s just human nature. Christians look for someone to blame for their troubles and tribulations. Sickness, disease, poverty, and most other problems usually end up being blamed on God.

Well meaning God loving people are going through life sick, depressed and poverty stricken and they mistakenly believe God is sending these things and asking them to endure faithfully in order to learn important life lessons. Quite frankly, most “believers” are not believers at all. Most are doubters.

The predominant logic in the Church today is that since these bad things are happening to good people it must be Gods will. So He gets the blame. But wait! Do we have any responsibility in this? I believe we do.

Our responsibility is to believe Gods word. Gods word says we are healed so I believe that. If I believe that then I say that. I say that when I dont feel healed. I am saying what God says so I’m not lying because God doesn’t lie.

There is nothing bad in God so he can’t give us anything bad. The only thing in him is good. God is a good God. So when we say that God is using sickness, disease and poverty to teach us, we are charging God falsely. Its the blame game…we dont understand so we start saying stupid things like, “God has a plan” or “his ways are not our ways”…we blame God.

We pray and try to get God to change his mind. But God doesnt change. We must change. We must change the way we believe, the way we pray and the way we talk. We must begin to talk like God talks, in other words begin to say the same things that God says. God says I’m healed so I say I’m healed.

Ever notice that most folks who are sick and broke are always talking about how sick and broke they are! However folks who are well and prosperous are constantly talking about how blessed they are and how good God is.

We have spent a lifetime talking about our troubles and our lives have been full of trouble, consequently we have blamed God for those troubles believing that he has asked us to endure them and learn from them.

I heard someone say recently that they asked God to take away their sickness and they dont understand why he hasn’t. But my Bible says if you ask God for a fish he won’t give you a stone. No, if you ask him for healing he will give you what you ask for. As a matter of fact He already has! He paid that price at the whipping post before they hung him on the cross.

It’s often said that prayer is the most powerful thing but its not. Faith or praying in faith is the most powerful thing. We must pray in faith and believe we receive what we pray for. Mark 11:23-24.

Indeed some things in life are hard to understand but we must not blame God for things we cant explain. Most of the time our problems are caused by our unbelief or lack of knowledgs of his word.

The blame game is dangerous. Dont play that game! You will not win. God’s not your problem, you are.

Cogitate on this.

Peace.