Three reasons why God allows things to happen?

Why does God allow things to happen? That is the age old question, isn’t it? I’ll just keep this personal to me. Why does God allow things to happen to me?

First of all I have to tell you that I love how the Holy Spirit ties all things together. He oftentimes doesn’t reveal it to us all at one time because we likely couldn’t handle it. But little by little it has been revealed to me that He allows things to happen for my good.

It is tough to hear sometimes. But bear with me and about think about it. I believe God allows things to happen for three reasons. It could be any combination of these reasons or for one reason alone. But I believe He is always in control and always works it out.

First, God allows things to happen for my protection. Perhaps He is protecting me from something. I know all too well the disappointment of not getting something that I wanted. Or I know first hand the heartache when something bad happens. But perhaps it is better that I NOT get something. It could be something that would have brought harm to me. Or if something bad happened, maybe something even worse could have happened.

Second, God allows things to happen for my provision. Or you could say perhaps He is preparing me for something. The saying, ‘That which does not kill us only makes us stronger,’ is a perfect illustration of preparing me for something. It could be something bigger and better and God is just getting me ready for it.

Finally, God allows things to happen as part of a process. It could be that God allows things to happen to bring me closer to Him. If my first response is ‘Lord, guide me through this,’ it is the process to include God in everything about my life.

So why does God allow things to happen to me? It’s all part of His great plan for me. What about you?

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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