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By   •   August 24, 2006   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Do you believe God curses some people with bad luck all their lives? I can't think of any other explanation for all the troubles I've had. No matter what I do, it just seems to get me into more trouble.


A:

I don’t honestly know all the reasons why some people seem to have it harder in life than others. The Bible says evil is a mystery, and only in Heaven will we fully understand why things happened to us the way they did.

But I do know this: God doesn’t arbitrarily condemn some people to a lifetime of sin and hardship and disappointment. Evil doesn’t come from God; it comes from the devil, and it comes also from the twisted world we live in. It comes as well from our own hearts, because by nature we resent God and want to run our own lives. The Bible says, “Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (James 1:14).

Life is never easy; every one of us faces hardships and disappointments. The real issue, however, is how we react to them. Do we grow bitter and turn against God—or do we turn to Him, realizing that we need His strength and help in the midst of life’s storms? May the psalmist’s words become yours: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

If you have never done so, ask Christ to come into your life today. Then get in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is taught, and ask God to help you follow His Word every day. The Bible says, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).

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  1. Sandy says:

    Some days I feel like I’m losing my mind. I’ve been out of work for two years. I’ve filled out so many apps but still no job. I moved out of my apt and moved in this a friend. Some days I get so down I cry. But I know if not for God I would have lost my mind long ago. I’m educated and smart. I was laid off my job 2yrs ago. I’ve tried so hard, I’ve gone on interviews but since no luck. I ask myself what did I do so badly for this to happen to me. If God is for you who can be against you. I pray hard but still no job. Living with someone is hard as well. Especially when the person is not a strong believer in Christ. At the moment I cannot move as I have no job and no money to move. Some days I feel like God has forgotten me.

  2. Kathleen says:

    I know everything happens for a reason, but some reasons I don’t understand. I am married to my beautiful husband and have a my beautiful children. My husband had an ex-wife and it seems like ever since 2011 she is constantly doing something that challenges and brings struggle, lime with child support and child custody. All this sets us back. It’s like we can’t move forward and always have to take a step back. Meanwhile she reaps the benefits always. I don’t understand the lesson we are supposed to learn and I stay patient and it never fails. I’m angry and frustrated and have to find a way on how we’re going G to continue to support our children and stay above water.