Can you rely on God

God doesn't mean well to me. He wants to see me fail. There is no loving God. He wasn't there when I needed him. Have you ever thought like that? - Then you are not alone with these thoughts. But where do they come from? And how much truth is there really behind it?

If you are not doing well, it might make sense to blame God. You do not doubt the existence of God in himself, but that he could mean well with you.

With these doubts comes a sense of loneliness. You feel abandoned by God. Dissatisfaction spreads in your mind and soul.

This feeling then leads you to doubt God's good intentions.

It is comparable to the feeling that at some point children get when they stop believing in their parents' good resolutions. Sometimes the child thinks that the parents want something bad for you. For example, it doesn't want to wear a hat. And feels pressured by his parents. Doubt and resentment spread in the child. But the parents have to explain to the child why they should wear the hat. Parents need to convey that they love their children and want the best for them.

Ultimately, doubts about God result in you turning away from God completely. You "live your own life." - The Bible also speaks of a sinful life.

You don't want to be patronized by a God who doesn't even mean it well to you in your eyes.

 

And here comes the solution: It is not God at all who is bad to you.

 

The devil wants to steal from you. He robs you of your trust in God. By doing things that do not please God, you fall into the machinations of the devil. You begin to suffer agony and blame God for it.

The Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden is the simplest example of this. Adam and Eve were fine in Paradise. But the devil was jealous of this beautiful life.

The devil sowed the thought that God was not well meaning to them and that he was withholding something from them. So distrust arose. Adam and Eve lost their basic trust in God as a good father. And they competed with him.

 

With the loss of trust in God, you also lose your blessing.

 

For example, when you go to the doctor, you hope that he will help you. Even with painful operations, you know that what the doctor does is necessary and good. Without a belief in recovery, you would not go to the doctor and get help.

You trust the doctor and get health in return.

If you trust God, you will receive more than health, namely blessings.

God wants you to be fine. He speaks to you through the Bible and says:

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know what thoughts I have about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of sorrow, to give you a future and a hope.

Remember this point when any temptation arises. God's plans are good. God makes a promise here in which you know exactly that he means well to you.

Isaiah 3:10

Tell the righteous that they will be well; for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

Now there is another principle for getting blessings from God:

Give up what you have and you will get even more. In other words, don't be selfish. God will always give you enough if you trust him.

Wait and trust in God.

Lamentations 3:26

It’s good to wait in silence for the salvation of the Lord.

You will receive even more blessings if you have perseverance. You can only have that if you believe that God means well with you.

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; so you will find rest for your souls; for my yoke is gentle and my burden is light!

If you now look at the initial question, why bad things happened in your life, you can see that the devil manipulated your thoughts. Now start to regain the basic trust in God and he will bless you.

God is for you