Proverbs 19:3 says The Foolishness of man perverted his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
There comes a time when we or someone we know go through trials and get into trouble of some sort. These events may occur through our own errors or other people mistakes. I believe that a lot of the problems in our lives are caused by our own doing. We make poor decisions because we want to do things our way and when these plans fail we blame God. We get married and then unfortunately the marriage ends in divorce because we married the wrong person or we take a job that requires a lot of traveling so we miss going to church then we backslide and things go south.
I have heard people who lost loved ones blame God for taking their lives. These individuals make statements such as if God really loves us then why did he let my spouse or family member die? Or why does God allow bad things happen to good people? Or why did He allow me to lose my house? Some people make bad investment decisions and lose their money and blame God for their losses. I feel that instead of blaming God for our losses we should begin to examine how we play a part in our own mess.
I know that there are circumstances that can exceed our control but I also know that blaming God is not the answer and we must start with self. We have to own up to our faults knowing that God is always good. It is not his desire to see bad things happen to his people.
Blaming God will do nothing for us. All it will do is cause us to sink into despair. Instead of blaming God we should bless God because he is the only one who can keep us. I marvel how people walk away from God because they didnít get what they wanted. Perhaps they didnít get a monetary miracle to pay their bills so they walk away from God as a way of getting back at the Lord.
In conclusion, we have to know that sometimes we are our own worst enemy but refuse to take the blame for our own mistakes. It is always easier to point the finger at someone else than ourselves because if we do, we might become depressed. It is human nature not to except responsibility for our own actions and blame someone else. However, when we acknowledge this error only then can the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and the healing can begin. Amen.
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