Some people really believe that God is testing them. They think that both opportunities and obstacles they face are from God. Many people think that God tests their faith in order to show proof of their love for Him.
I was on the phone last week with an individual who told me that he didn’t understand why God kept testing him. He told me that he felt like God was trying to teach him something but he didn’t know what or why. I once had someone tell me, in regards to God testing him, that he hoped God would remember that he was only a “C” student.
If people would honestly take a step back and think about this whole “test from God” concept they would see no logic in it all. If a parent caused their child to suffer just to test the child’s love, that parent would be arrested. So why do so many see God as so cruel and unkind?
Isn’t life difficult enough without the Creator of the heavens and the earth personally engineering more difficulties for you? Yet still, hardly a week goes by when I don’t hear someone blaming God for their troubles. Except, they don’t call it blame; they call it a test.
If you really believe that your problems and opportunities are a test from God, how can you have any confidence to ask Him for His help? If He supposedly brought calamity to you, then you will think that you need to suffer without knowing why. People everywhere suffer needlessly because they believe God wants them to suffer.
Are we really to believe that God Almighty has nothing better to do than to set in motion circumstances so that you will lose your job so that He can see if you really love Him? Does God give people sicknesses and diseases to see just how strong their faith really is? Does God kill our loved ones to see if we will still love Him?
That is not just nonsense. That is complete insanity. How dare we lay all the evil of the world at the feet of God! It just doesn’t make sense! He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
In discussing, “God is testing me,” I always like to point out that there are numerous verses in the Bible that clearly show God’s concern and help. Many, many verse show praying and asking for His help. Many, many verses also show God helping, healing and bringing deliverance.
How ludicrous it would be to think that God encourages us to pray and ask for His help, and that He does indeed help, but yet is also the one Who has brought troubles in the first place? That makes no sense, defies logic, and has no collaboration with the scriptures. It also blames God for all the evil in the world.
Consider that the Bible says that Jesus Christ always did the things that pleased the Father. It also says that Christ went about doing good, healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. If it were God’s will for people to be oppressed, then Jesus went around undoing the work of his Father.
Jesus Christ did not undo his Father’s work; he and his Father worked together to bring deliverance. Jesus Christ certainly did undo the work of the devil, the one who is responsible for oppression, sickness and death. There is a day coming when our Adversary will be completely destroyed, but that day has not come yet.
As we all wait for the final victory, let’s not blame God for the work of our enemy. Instead, let’s follow the exhortation from scriptures and pray to ask for our Father’s help. Let’s operate the power of Christ within to bring deliverance and healing to a world that is hurting.
God is not bringing hardships, difficulties and sorrows into your life. God is not testing you. God is, however, waiting for you to believe Him so that He can bring you deliverance.
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