God’s Word tells his disciples…
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”James 4:8 ESV
If you feel farther away from God today than you have in the past, the question becomes… WHO MOVED?
Hint: it wasn’t God.
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.”James 1:13 NASB”
If there is any evil in it, it is not from God
“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.”1 John 1:5 NASB“
God is Love
“The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”1 John 4:8 NASB
God is Good
“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”Psalms 100:5 ESV
All the Time
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”Isaiah 5:20
Sometimes we are tempted to blame God when our hearts are torn in anguish and pain; We struggle to reason why such tragic things happen to good people, innocent children, loved ones, or maybe to ourselves. We might ask, why me? Why us? Why them? We may experience the tragic loss of life or have life-altering events we simply don’t understand. We want an explanation, and we want to assign blame but blaming God is misplaced.
As we see from the scriptures above, there is NO evil in God. There is, however, refuge; there is hope, there is help, answered prayer. There is the possibility of eternal life in heaven for those to choose to become In Christ and keep his commandments according to God’s will, Not our own.
“For he makes the sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:45
Satan is the evil one.
Acts 2:38-41, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Colossians 2:11-13, Romans 6:4-5, John 3:5, Mark 16:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Titus 3:5, Matthew 28:19–20, Acts 10:48