Why God Allows Disasters to Happen

It is no secret that the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Los Angeles have left many people questioning God. Many people simply want to know why God allows disasters to happen. Is God angry? Is he trying to punish humanity?

I know that God is the creator and ruler of the universe. Absolutely nothing happens without him knowing about it. As for the topic of natural disasters, I don’t know why he causes or allows them to happen. He could have easily created a volcano, earthquake, hurricane and flood free world, but he didn’t.

As a believer, I have come to the realization that God does things that I will never understand. This is just something that I need to live with. If He did sit me down and try to explain his actions, it would probably be way too much for my simple mind to handle.

Every Christian needs to accept the fact that God does not need us to defend Him or his actions. He commanded us to love Him. He commanded us to love each other. We were never commanded to be His defender or lawyer. You can choose to enter into all kinds of debates as to why natural disasters happen, but I’m not going to do it.

Our faith is extremely important. It is one of the main things that separate the believer from the unbeliever. Even though disaster strikes, we must maintain our faith in knowing that God is sovereign, loving and merciful. We have to continue to believe that all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord.

You can continue to believe theories of anger and wrath. They may or may not be true. I am not going to concern myself with such thoughts. God does what he wants, when he wants. I can choose to deal with this fact and accept his love or I can choose to be angry and turn my back on him.

I choose to accept his love. I know that God is a rescuer, a deliverer, a healer, a protector and much more. The things that I do know about God, His love and His actions, far outweigh the things that I don’t know.

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  • http://melodiesoflove.blogspot.com Debbie

    I love this post. It is so true, we are not God’s lawyers or defencer he can do that himself. our job is to trust him through every difficulty he knows best and we will understand it better by and by.

  • http://thegospelblog.com Cliff

    Debbie, thanks for the comment. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to keep our mouths shut and let God handle everything.

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