I don’t want to play devil’s advocate here, but if something goes wrong in your life or in the world at large, it may be the result of what God has done.

Trials and troubles can come for many reasons-most often they’re of our own doing. But don’t buy the lie that God wants us all to be healthy, wealthy and happy all the time. Don’t believe what the health and wealth preachers are telling you-they are false prophets; wolves in sheep’s clothing. Instead, pay attention to what our God has said, through his genuine apostles and prophets.

Take note of the fact that God himself cursed the earth (Genesis 3:17-24). Satan has no power or authority to do such things, but he can, if you let him, make your life a living hell. What’s more, the curse has not been lifted yet.

Trials come into our lives for good reasons, often with the express permission, or direction, of our God. Alternatively, we’re victims in a world of fallen, selfish people and unfortunate circumstances, and God cares anyway.

When things go wrong, we can react in two different ways. We can either harden ourselves to God, and become more arrogant and faithless, or we can humble ourselves, change our ways, pray, and trust our God for the outcome.

“…now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:6-7). 


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