The man jumped from the bridge hit the pavement and died. Why did God let that happen?
The plane carrying 300 people fell to the ground and everyone perished who was aboard and also some of the people on the ground who were just living natural lives. Where was God when that happened?
I know most of us would be unwilling and unlikely to blame God for such tragedies. But there are some things that we do wonder about as to why if God is in control why does it happen?
This present Pandemic is one of those times of questioning the purpose of serving a God or worshiping a God or even believing in a God that would allow such catastrophes. There are more man made disasters of oil spills, plastic, lead poisoning, chemical pollution in our cities towns oceans lakes and rivers.
We live in a nation that is More Obese, more drug Drug addicted, Obsessed with entertainment and social media devices Seeing more therapists having more sexually transmitted diseases, More Diabetes hypertension and stroke with heart attacks, More disconnected from parents, More violent Prone with pornography and slavery with widening gap of income and chance to overcome.
Now you call men women and women men. You have redefined marriage. You lock people in cages who are looking for freedom from violence.You spend more time Seeking pleasure for yourselves than praise for me
The only thing there is less of is spending less time in our houses of worship practicing our traditional faiths.
Why is God letting this happen? Is it like gravity? Is this part of the natural law of things? I believe God is speaking. He is separating us by social distancing. And that social distancing allows us to recognize that we are a danger even to ourselves and especially to those whom we love most. That social distancing should allow us to have alone time with our creator God.
Our idols are failing us. Money, entertainment, drugs, food, politicians, and even toilet paper are incapable of sustaining our hope for life.
It is as natural as God and gravity. When the Lord said you shall have no other gods but me this was not just a commandment it was an observation.
In the book 1st Samuel Chapter 5 verses 2 and 4 when the philistines took the Ark Of the covenant and set it Next to their god Dagon It fell over and its hands and feet broke. The philistines got the right message. Never put any false God before the real god. I will destroy any God you place above me is what the Lord is say.
We have not learned this lesson yet. So I believe the Lord allows these diseases to come which are of our own making. Just like jumping from a bridge or human error and an airline catastrophe. God doesn’t do it he does allow it. Thou shall have no other gods before me. It’s as true now as it was tens of thousands of years ago.
The laws of nature are the laws of our creator God. Listen to your Creator.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3 KJV
Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more.
Judges 10:13 KJV
Many of us will survive this period not all of us will survive. Those of us who do it will be by God’s grace not because of our goodness.
It will come with humility.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV