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.