Written by Charles Capps
When you feel one of those pity parties coming on and want to feel sorry for yourself, you can mark it down: Satan is on your case. Or, if he can't get you to feel sorry for yourself, your reaction usually is, "Oh, Lord, why did you allow this to happen to me?"
That's a foolish question. God will allow anything you will allow. He'll let you rob a bank if you want to. God will allow you to go to hell if you want to. You are foolish if you do either one, but God will allow it. It's sure not His will, but He will allow you to do it.
The Bible says that Jesus came and died that all would be saved and none would be lost (John 3:16), but God will still let you go to hell if you want to. The decision is yours, not God's. This is where we have missed it.
Somebody said, "God allowed it; so it must have been His will." Nothing could be further from the truth. That is a lie of Satan. Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden, but it wasn't God's will. It couldn't have been, because God told Adam not to do it. The decision was Adam's.
God allows sin, but He is certainly not in favor of it. God allows sickness, but it is not His will.
Somebody says, "Yes, but if Christ redeemed us from the curse of sickness, then no one would ever be sick." Just stop and ask yourself these questions: Did He redeem us from sin? Yes. Is anyone sinning today? Yes. Then you can see how foolish it is to think that way.
We are redeemed from the curse of the law, but you can still be sick. All you have to do to prove that is…do nothing, and you will be sick.
Many banks are robbed every month, but you wouldn't accuse the President of the United States of doing it or even allowing it. You wouldn't say, "It happened under his administration, so we're going to blame it all on him."
That's the same as blaming God for things that happen to us. That is a cop-out. It is religious thinking.
Sometimes things happen because we fail to watch and pray.
God will allow anything that you will allow.
Source: Faith That Will Not Change by Charles Capps.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers