This week, we will be answering THE HARD QUESTION.
“If it was God’s will then why didn’t it happen?”
Of all the situations we can find ourselves in, this one requires the greatest understanding of God and humans in order to determine our response.
Basically, the situation goes something like this:
A person believes it is God’s will for them to do something. They do it. The situation goes horribly wrong. The person is left with a series of questions.
“Was it God’s will?”
“Did I hear God wrong?”
“Isn’t God powerful enough to make His will happen?”
“Did I do something wrong to change God’s will?”
When people don’t get answers to these questions or get wrong answers, the effects can take years to overcome. Whether it is condemnation, rage, doubting the existence of God, etc. these effects can be avoided if people understand God and how He interacts with humans.
I have no doubt you know someone who has struggled with this question. This week we will give you the tools to help these people.
Tomorrow we will begin the background portion by presenting a non-contradictory model for God.