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An Indictment Against God!

Updated on October 5, 2011

Indictment is a word that has been on my heart for several weeks now. Not too long ago someone posed the following question, "Does God heal everyone who gets sick?"

It made me stop and think about how we assume that God who has all power and is all good sometimes decides to do bad things. How are we able to bring such an indictment against God. The very nature of the above question is an accusation against God that He would neglect to help someone.

Consider the following verse:

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
(James 1:17 - KJV)

According to this verse everything good and everything perfect comes from God, but what I want you to notice is the description of God. He is considered the Father of lights. If you look in your Bible at John 1:4 you will find that the Life of God is Light. Jesus said in John 10:10 that He had come so that you and I could experience His life in abundance and through the Apostle Peter we are told that all things that's needed for our life has already been given to us.

I have briefly mentioned a few verses that proclaim God's goodness to us and that which He has provided for us. Yet why, when something goes wrong, do we blame God?

I was talking with an individual just about 7 hours before I sat down to write this article. During the course of the conversation this individual quoted a scripture and said that they had prayed, "Lord, I need this which you promised." The premise of the statement was that God had not yet given it to him or that God was holding it back. This is what I call an indictment against God.

If we are not experiencing a promise that God has given to us, why do we put the blame on God? Every once in awhile you will hear someone say, "If there is a God then why is their ..." The insertion will be war, poverty, crime, disease, etc. The answer to that question is very simple, "sin." Sin is what has brought all of these negative forces into the world, but the good news is that God has already provided the answer for anyone who will receive it.

A few days ago I was talking with an individual who was going through something that they did not want to go through. They were totally against having to do what was forced upon them to do. In fact, they had even prayed that the certain events leading up to the possibility of them having to do this would be changed. As they were having to face what they didn't want to face the following words came out of their mouth several times, "Why did God allow this to happen?"

When we settle in our hearts that God is good, that He knows who we are, He knows where we are, He knows what we are facing, and that all things work to our benefit we will never bring an indictment against God again!

God is only good! Jesus bore all sickness and disease on His back, He provided us a covenant that takes care of our provision in this life, He proclaimed that where His Spirit is there is freedom and He commanded us to go about His business in His authority. If you are coming up short anywhere in your life don't bring an indictment against God look at your own life and find out where your are not following Him.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 6 years ago from Manila

      Great hub, great thoughts to ponder on. God is always working for the good of all those who love God and are called according to His purpose. God is good all the time. Thank you for sharing these preciuos truths here at Hubpages. I wish you a great day today. Best regards.

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      sonfollowers 6 years ago from Alpharetta, GA

      This is interesting, and you make some very good points. Overall I enjoyed reading it. I do think that real life is much less nice and neat than this though. I certainly understand that our problems are the result of sin in the way that Adam sinned causing the world to become a dangerous environment. And, I also understand that many of our problems are the direct result of our own sin. Being knee deep in debt is usually a consequence of our inability to tell ourselves no (ie. greed).

      But, there are certainly many examples where this logic breaks down. "Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Neither. What did the seven year old do to deserve molestation and child abuse? What about people who invest only to have their money stolen? Victims of random acts of violence?

      Should we self-examine? Of course. We should all learn from our mistakes, and we should certainly repent when necessary. But let's be careful that we aren't aligning with those well meaning but confused advisors of Job who thought that every problem was an indicator of sin in our lives. Jesus said, "In this life you will have trouble." Regardless of what we've done or haven't done, this statement will be true for each one of us.