Why did God Allow this to Happen?
For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation. Psa. 100:5
This time has been challenging for everyone and it is not strange that this age-old question has been on the lips of many as we go through this period. It is quite common that when we are confronted with the pains of life, most people ask the question – why did God allow this to happen to me?
This question cuts across all boundaries of human differences and even in the legal world, we have these negative natural occurrences referred to as “ACTS OF GOD”. Hardly, will you find an adult that has not asked this question at some point in their lives, and even so among Christians. Sometimes, people argue that the word God in this question refers to any divine being worshiped by any group of people and not necessarily the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Our focus, therefore, is on Christians who have had cause to ask this question (why did God allow this to happen) due to some painful and heart-breaking events. Psa.100:5 clearly states that God is always good, always loving and ever faithful. These are attributes that has no correlation with evil that is prevalent in the world. Some ask the question – “if God is in control, why is there so much evil and pain in the world”. The more we meditate on the scriptures; we know that God does not employ evil in His doings –
And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. James 1:13 (NLT)
Don’t let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, “God is trying to trip me up.” God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one’s way. James 1:13 (MSG)
And remember, when someone wants to do wrong it is never God who is tempting him, for God never wants to do wrong and never tempts anyone else to do it. James 1:13 (TLB)
Clearly, we see from this passage that evil does not emanate from God. He does not reward with evil; He doesn’t tempt with evil nor punish with evil. The Passage also makes us understand that God does not force anyone to do good either. God created us with the freedom to make choices and each choice comes with its attendant blessings and consequences.
Unfortunately, many use the freedom to choose evil and little wonder there is so much evil in the land. If it is Good, it must be from God. The reason why there is any good at all, is because God is good all the time. Trust Him and approach Him with this understanding.
But whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the Creator of all light, and he shines forever without change or shadow. James 1:17
Beloved, whenever we see evil, it is not God at work. God is good, he does not change, He remains the same forever. Rev. 21:4 makes us to understand, that once you access His presence in Heaven, He will wipe away all pain, tears, and sorrow. Those things do not exist with him.
“For I am the Lord—I do not change. That is why you are not already utterly destroyed, for my mercy endures forever.” Mal. 3:6
Beloved, use the freedom that God has given you to make good choices all the time. Listen to your Spirit man and align with the word of God. Grace is available.
You are blessed.