Contributed by: Joshua (Ministry)
“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.”
Life is such that it is up to individuals to pay attention to the different parts of life’s encounters and make a story out of them.
Recently a young medical student was knocked down by a London bus during midnight when she was crossing the road. The young lady studied medicine at Cambridge University. So a church-mate asked me, “Why is God allowing such thing to happen?”
This is a classic perception that is planted deep inside our mind. We all, as human being love to enjoy all the good things and hope that they are never taken away, while bad happenings must be an act of God! (Because God allows it to happen). We all blame the God, one way or another. Seldom we remember even the smallest good things happen to us, attribute our appreciation to God’s doing.
My answer to this church-mate is: “God didn’t allow this or that… according to what we think or suspect. ”
Many christians hold the idea that everything on earth must go through “permission” of God otherwise it will not happen. Is that true? seriously speaking, no one could confirm such doctrine. So, once we take it for granted, we form our own “divine” understanding that it is the case. So, the death of this young medical school lady should be attributed to God’s permission!? Is God cruel or loving? Why does He allows bad things to happen?
Dear brothers and sisters, stop guessing God. Once we “think” that we understand such happenings in life, we soon lost ourselves in the woods again. Yes, God intervenes in many parts of humanity and our life based on His plan. But God does not owe us an answer as to why. Our focus should be on the eternity and not this earthy world’s occurences that form just a passage of time. We can hope for the best but still have to face the worse in each time slot. Thinking that God “allows this and that to happen” merely put blame on God. In this instance, the bus driver made mistakes and killed the young medical school lady. The bus driver is wrong of course. Is God wrong too? But how did the lady cross the road at that moment?
“The good news is that God has a plan. The world is not out of control, neither is it based dependent on human ingenuity for its survival. God is in control and he knows what he is doing. He has not left us in the dark. … At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in heaven and on earth.”
To guess whether God allows this and that to happen does not strengthen our faith in God and will not make this world any better.