1 John 1:5 KJV
Many of us have seen the power of Christ. We’ve seen people healed; we’ve witnessed situations turn around with praying, fasting, and surrenderance; and some of us even hear from God directly. We’ve become one with the Father and Son and know what He can do as explained in this passage. But, if God is who we know Him to be (a healer, delieverer, good father) then why does He allow certain things to happen to us? How is there no darkness in Him if my life is in His hands and dark things have/is happening to me? Let’s dive in.
Although God has created all things (and the Bible specifies, yes, even the wicked) there is no dark in Him. How do we know that?
God fights with us against darkness, He’s a very present help in the time of trouble (even against darkness); He gives us authority to tread on the serpents and scorpions and ALL evil powers (Luke 10:19); when Jesus was here, He casted demons out (Mark 1:25). A house divided aganist itself will fall (Mark 3:25), so God (even as Jesus) could not be a master of darkness because he was fighting against it. So, even through hardships, we know God is not “bad” or evil, but there is no darkness in Him because He fights against darkness for and with us.
When we ask God why, we have to consider that our human mindsets may be getting in the way of understanding God’s mind. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). What’s bad to us may not be defined as the same thing in His book. Sometimes it IS a work of evil and darkness and sometimes God is using a thing we’ve called bad to actually do a thing in His book called good. However, either way it goes, rest assured that ALL these things will work together for your good when you love God and have been called into your purpose in accordance to His will (Romans 8:28). Don’t skip over than last part-a lot of people do and still try to use that scripture. That creates confusion. Make sure your love for God is intact, tangible, and a life style. Also make sure you’re walking in your purpose. If you don’t know quite yet why you were born for such a time as this, actively seek Him for this so your role in the kingdom may be fulfilled. The body of Christ isn’t much of a body with missing parts.