God and Hardships
Many of our questions about hardships start with "Why?" We won't always get a satisfactory answer, but we can always know that God will be there.
Day One: Where is God?
The Bible teaches that God reigns over the nations from His holy throne in heaven. Even though we know that God's presence is in some sense uniquely in heaven, the teachings of Scripture also make it clear that God is omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time)...
For more, see: "Believing God" and "Tension"
Day Two: Bad Things, Good People
This is one of the most difficult questions in all of theology. God is eternal, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Why should human beings (not eternal, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent) expect to be able to fully understand God's ways?...
For more, see: "Why did God let my house burn down in a fire?" and "God in the Hard Times"
Day Three: The Innocent and Suffering
In answering this question, the first thing to consider is whether such a thing as "the innocent" even exists. According to the Bible, "the heart is wicked and deceitful above all things", and "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Therefore, no one is innocent...
For more, see: "Why does God not seem to care about the millions of starving children in the world?"
Day Four: Sickness
The issue of sickness is always a difficult one to deal with. The key is remembering that God's ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9). When we are suffering with a sickness, disease, or injury, we usually focus solely on our own suffering...
For more, see: "Is it sometimes God's will for believers to be sick?"
Day Five: Disabilities
The Lord is God of the physically healthy and the mentally strong, but He is also the God of the physically disabled and the mentally handicapped. He is sovereign over the fragile and feeble as well as over the adroit and mighty...
For more, see: "Why does God allow birth defects?"
Day Six: God and Healing
It is not always God's will to heal a person physically. A person may sincerely pray and truly have faith that God can heal, but if it is not God's will to provide the healing at that time, then no healing will come...
For more, see: "Why won't God heal amputees?"
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