” Why doesn’t God ……. ??? is an often-asked question… and one reason may be found in the Holy Bible in Chapter 20 of Ezekiel… Pay particular attention to Verses 9 14, and 20 Ezekiel 20:14 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 “But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name […]
On occassion Christians are faced with circumstances that they cannot understand the ‘reason’ for. Much like Job, things seem to happen to them that they feel are not ‘justified’, and like Job they believe they have done nothing to deserve such calamity and dissappointment. “Why me ???” is often their question.
Has God have done this to you, as Job’s friends believed, or is it satan who is the cause? In Job’s case, it was satan, but in your case it may not be either God or satan, rather a result of just doing what we choose to do, and exposing ourselves to the risks of those activities. Business ventures, travel, and sports, are just a few of the activities we choose to engage in that include inherent risks to us personally, and our property. When we choose to participate, and things ‘happen’, mature Christians need to be quick to realize that usually it our choices of risk, and not dwell on blaming God.
The following letter was directed to a young race-car driver, in just such a situation…but could just as well apply to anyone who calls God his Lord……….. Writen almost 20 years ago, it still brings back the empathy I felt, I was that race photographer, and the letter’s author.