Too many times when bad things happen, people wonder why it did because “they really loved” those people – family members, friends, etc.
But is love all it takes? Let’s look into this.
People who have cared for others, especially children and family members, wonder what went wrong when something does go wrong
They reason that they did so much to take care of those loved ones – school projects, after school activities, appointments, shopping, cooking, loving, etc. So, what happened? They poured their love into those people and yet, something bad happened.
First of all, we live in a fallen world and Satan is the god of this world. [II Corinthians 4:4] We also know that we have a free will and God will never override our free will. So, the real question ought to be: why weren’t our loved ones protected?
Let’s check in with God. If love was all it took, then we’d all have it made because there’s no one who loves us more than Almighty God. He gave His all – Jesus – to get us back into relationship with Him. But — we know that bad things still happen to the good, the bad, the saved, and the unsaved. So, there must be more to this situation than meets the ol’ proverbial eye.
As I said, if love was all it took, we’d all have it made. But there’s more to living on planet earth than this. God has, in His divine agape love for us, provided everything we’ll ever need to be victorious on planet earth. But it is only accessed by faith.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
As we see, not only do we please God by faith, we must also believe that He is God and that He rewards us by answering our faith-filled prayers. We are never told to come to God as beggars. Heb. 4:16 tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in time of need.
Continued next time — Pamela