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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. Marie B says:

    I believe my family and I have been cursed. None of us have had good luck in our lives. In fact, it’s been pretty hard, financially and emotionally, on all of us throughout our lives. I am 54, I believe in God, I believe in the power of positive thinking and yet every single time I try and make decisions to make my life better, bad things continue to plague me. For every step forward, bad luck brings me back 3 steps and I get further and further down in a hole that I can’t get out of. Why does this happen?

  2. Jeff Mefford says:

    I appreciate BGEA, but God doesn’t love equally, certainly doesn’t bless equally, and 50 years of life on this forsaken planet leads me to believe He has suffering predetermined for people. I admit I’m jealous of those God loves/blesses more, for my family’s sake and my sake. Who doesn’t want to be loved and blessed by the Almighty?! However, one step forward and He knocks the snot out of us. I have no unconfessed sin, I study the Bible, pray daily, and yet, He pounds us. If He wants to be believed, why does He will and/or allow so much pain? If God is against you, who can be for you? May He have mercy and truly love and bless my wife and sons.