I was visiting with a person some years ago, who was going through a number of significant trials in their life, and during a 15 minute conversation they repeated the statement, “I don’t know why God is doing this to me” at least 6 times. Often, in events like this, I want to teach people some key principles, but I know they would not be responsive to them, no matter how true they might be. In this situation I wanted to ask, “why are you blaming God for these things? Why do you think God is doing it to you”? If you never changed the oil in your car and it eventually broke down, would you say that God broke your car? If you never brushed your teeth, and you had to have them pulled and get false teeth, was it God who ruined your teeth? If you get drunk at a party, drive home, on the way have an accident, the driver in the other car is killed, and you end up in prison, was it God that put you there? Here is a story Jesus told about 2 men, both who had storms come into their life.
Matthew 7:24-27, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Galatians 6:7, says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”
“Do not be deceived”, so many people are deceived, they are self-deceived, they believe things to be true that are a lie. To be deceived is to be blind. People who are deceived, and blind make bad choices in life, and then bad things happen, and they can’t figure out why, so they blame God.