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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. Rebecca K Knowles says:

    I have reached out for God. I’ve been to church, I try and try and I just cant seem to get my life going. I can’t understand why I am having such a hard time. I don’t steal, I try not to lie, I never killed anybody, I am nice to everyone. I come from a church going family. Some people have all the luck when I am trying hard to find my good luck or for something good to come my way.

  2. Alex Dhillon says:

    This continues to this very day, despite my kind nature and love for suffering humanity and all sentient beings, some individuals and even officials seem to single me out for attack. Even those who have honestly tried to help me have suffered as a result of that help, and its very distressing for me to witness all this when i offer everything i do in the Lords name, yet in most cases it attracts bad luck, and in some cases i take short-cuts to get round a problem, as everyone else does, yet i get into trouble. Such an event will happen almost on a weekly basis and i feel totally abandoned by the Lord whom i sought so much solace from and whom i have tirelessly served day and night. Yes there are many miracles that happen around me,

  3. Alex Dhillon says:

    Hi everyone, i would just like to add to everything i have read here as i believe that only someone who has truly suffered chronic misfortune or bad luck will appreciate what someone else is going through in the same way. While all comments of faith are great, i think acknowledgement and real positive stories of faith leading to a turn-around in events would be really useful.

    Briefly, i have suffered terrible misfortune (bad luck) since i lost my parents at age 14, and despite my later devotion to God, and my earnest desire to serve humanity and the Lord, misfortune and poor judgement (through inappropriate trust in those who smilingly approached me and my efforts to pay back borrowed money from friends) have led me through many traumas.

  4. AuBurney says:

    I was cursed… every time I have confidence, everything blows up in my face while everyone else has good luck. My mother says i have depression, and she and my therapist are trying to help me get confidence, but what’s the point? I was wrong to be confident about anything. Idk if the devil is doing this, or if I’m just being punished. What if I’m a walking sin? I just don’t know…

    1. Theodore Johnson says:

      Same here. I have tried many different paths, all of which have blown up in my face. I just can’t force myself to put any effort into anything anymore. Yes and seeing the idyllic life of others doesn’t help. I keep asking myself, “what’s the point?”, and today the therapist for the past month said he can’t help. He can’t really do anything if he thinks I lack motivation

  5. Alexander says:

    I’m 27 years old and I’ve been a social recluse most of my life, too afraid to be out in public because of shame of self image and fear of judgment. My dad died when I was 12 and my grandmother wouldn’t let me go back to school. Since then I’ve been in a dark bedroom by myself for 13 years. I’m so alone and I feel like I’m totally unlovable and unworthy of being in a relationship. I pray to god everyday and ask him to send someone to care for and help to find a life worth living, but I feel as if god has cursed me. I’ve never been accepted anywhere I feel uncomfortable everywhere I go and people see that and make me more uncomfortable than I already am. I need to feel loved and have all the things a man needs in life

    1. BGEA says:

      Alexander, don’t let anyone—including yourself—convince you that you’re unlovable or unworthy. That’s simply not true. In the beginning of the Bible, we’re told that “God created man in His own image.” Think about that—you are an expression of God’s work, created in His very likeness. Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

      You might also look to Ephesians 2:10. It says that we are God’s “workmanship.” If you’re familiar with John 3:16, it says that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son. …” The world includes you! He loved you so much that He came to earth in the form of a man, Jesus, to die for you and make a way for you to be with Him forever in heaven.

      Psalm 139 is a great passage to read about God’s love for you and how He knows every part of you. The first part of that passage says, “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, … and lay your hand upon me.”

      You are known by God. And He loves you. The God of the universe loves YOU.

      Would you like to talk to someone today? One of our team members would be happy to connect with you through online chat if you’re interested. Just click this link and look for a chat button on the page: https://peacewithgod.net/

  6. Lillian says:

    Why would I want to trust God completely when He’s never been there for me when I needed Him to? All my life He’s walked away from me when things got hard and He’s no better than the earthly father He gave me to. The fact that He purposefully gave me to that man speaks volumes. Two years ago the worst tragedy that I’ve ever been through happened to me and even though I confess I had fault in what happened, I wonder where God was and why He didn’t protect me in a time when I was most vulnerable and allowed it to happen? I made choices back there that I didn’t want to make because I thought they were what I had to do so He wouldn’t hurt me, but He doesn’t care why I made them. He only sees that I’ve done wrong when I “knew better”.

    1. Lillian says:

      Adding this because there wasn’t enough room: Yes, I am a saved Believer, have been baptized and at one point had a calling on my life. That changed when the tragedy happened. All my life up to that point God had given me a life of pain, abuse, shame, humiliation and even deception. My father abused me, a church hurt me and almost made me commit suicide and when things FINALLY fell into place after baptism and were going right, the enemy was right there to steal everything from me and God blames me for it. How could I not believe the lies that said God would hurt me if I didn’t do “X”? And at the same time where was He when all of this was going on and I begged Him to save me? Standing by and doing nothing…and He blames me for ALL of it.

  7. mercy says:

    I feel like I am cursed. Nothing is ever in my favor.

  8. Ch says:

    I try not to think about it, but I am always going through something related to health or social situations and it’s been a struggle. I have mental health issues as well. Every month it’s a new health problem with me and I keep hoping things get better but they never seem to. I was bad in my past but I have changed so this may all be karma hitting me. I found out last week that a may have something serious going on health wise and I’m not sure how it’s gonna turn out. I am losing hope, it seems like it’s been nothing but bad luck the past few years and it doesn’t seem to show any signs of getting better anytime soon, I’m so tired of it :(.

    1. John DiCarlo says:

      Please don’t give up hope: read these verses from Isaiah 40 and trust the one who gave them for you:
      28 Do you not know?
      > Have you not heard?
      > The Lord is the everlasting God,
      > the Creator of the ends of the earth.
      > He will not grow tired or weary,
      > and his understanding no one can fathom.
      > 29 He gives strength to the weary
      > and increases the power of the weak.
      > 30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
      > and young men stumble and fall;
      > 31 but those who hope in the Lord
      > will renew their strength.
      > They will soar on wings like eagles;
      > they will run and not grow weary,

    2. Priyanka says:

      I too undergo such problem. But one thing i am reminded of is verse from Isaiah 53 :5 “By His (Jesus) stripes we are healed” . This word of God is our weapon against all sickness. Whenever u feel u r sick.. meditate on this verse. For all born again christians.. Health is our legal right in Christ.. because Jesus has paid it. So u must rebute ur sickness in the name of Jesus

  9. Stormy says:

    I am a Christian. I am serving God. I feel like His blessings should fall on me. But every day is a struggle. People constantly come against me at my work. My husband left me after 20 years of marriage for a younger woman. …they are to be blessed with a child very soon. I care for a disabled person with dementia and I’m about going crazy for lack of sleep because she stays awake and yells throughout the night. It’s hard not to be discouraged. But I almost feel that I wish to be dead

  10. Brittany says:

    I need help im so stressed out and i just want things to be better i have no job two kids and everybody seems like they hate me, please pray for me.

    1. Lisa Jean Crowningshield says:

      Hi Brittany
      I just prayed for you. I understand exactly how you feel but I also know that Jesus is right there with you. Keep pressing into him for peace. Let God lead you to his calling on your life and don’t be concerned what you think others think of you. When it comes right down to it, its only going to matter what God thinks of us. Sounds like the enemy of God is throwing his fiery darts at you and you need to be able to recognize that and rebuke satan in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. There is power available to us if we just seek and ask. It’s going to be okay. He never said it would be easy, but he did say he would be there to help us through if we just keep asking and in faith believing. John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38-40 salvation.