Today, I expand on my last post. I am discussing the life of Job, a good man in his own time.
The next lesson we can learn is that God is a good God, and He is NOT the cause of terrible things that happen in our lives or our world.
I understand the difficulty of this narration, but we have established that God is good, and everything He does is good.
When God created the world and everything in it, they were all in undamaged shape and working perfectly.
Assuming God is the cause of your woes and problem, why do we have to pray to Him?
Do you go to consult the help of your problem-causer? No! Instead, you seek help from someone who you know is nice to you.
Even those who do not believe in God often shout the name Jesus! when they are in trouble.
Everyone often exclaims: “oh my God!” (Shorten for omg) when in danger, trouble, or confusion. So, if God causes it, why do we call on Him for help subconsciously?
So, what causes our pain in this life?
Sin causes the foundational problem of man. For instance, when a man robs a bank, he gets caught and punished for the crime. If you sleep with your neighbor’s wife, he gets mad and drags you down, etc. Sin causes most of the problems we face in life, and therefore there are laws in the land.
Satan causes other problems on earth. He is a manipulator and a liar. He has come to steal your things (Joy, Peace, Money, etc.). He is out to kill (causes physical injury, death through any means) and destroys everything on his path.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10
The last person that causes man’s problem is man himself. It could be you or the next person to you or the other person who knows the person that you know.
So, the next time you are in trouble, shout to God for help. He cares!
Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:22
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
The next time, we go deeper into the case of Job.