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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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61 Comments

  1. lauren says:

    please pray God heals my MRSA infection. We’ve tried three antibiotics and if the one I am on now doesn’t work i can die. It resistant to most antibiotics, is an internal infection, and will move into my kidneys if this treatment doesn’t work. I am only 18 and just moved for school. Besides my infection everything else in my life has seemed to fall apart or go wrong. Please pray for me. Please

  2. Christie van Huyssteen says:

    I’m in a very bad financial situation and bad luck. I tried to better my situation, but without any success. Nothing seems to work – believe me i have tried many things!

    I am prayed to GOD for help, but my situation get worse by the day. I do not believe in other spiritual things, but only our ALMIGHTY GOD. However , sometimes i feel there is a curse over me.

  3. Blessing Rusike says:

    I’m going through a lot ,everything I try to do doesn’t work . I have tried to do a lot of things but nothing works . pliz help .

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Blessing,

      You aren’t alone in your struggles. Sometimes suffering makes us feel angry or bitter, and we don’t always understand God’s timing. But we should remember that He didn’t create evil, and His plan was not for us to suffer. He is a just, merciful and loving God who gave humans free will when He created them. But because we are imperfect and sinful, we experience evil, unfairness and hardship. Even so, God can bring good out of bad situations.

      We encourage you to pray for your situation. Though we often think that the only way God answers prayer is with a “yes.” But “no” and “wait” are also valid answers. God doesn’t always give us what we want, but He knows what He’s doing. What we are asking in prayer might not be what’s best for us, even if we don’t fully understand it. (Romans 2:11 says, “God does not show favoritism,” so don’t think He cares less for you than someone else. He calls each person unique and valuable.)

      God might not give us an immediate answer to our prayers, and sometimes our prayers are answered in a way we fail to recognize. We pray for prosperity, and sometimes financial stress is given. But our souls are made stronger in the process. We pray for health, and affliction is given, and we are better able to sympathize with those in affliction. We might question God’s wisdom, but He makes no mistakes.
      God knows you by name and cares about you. Talk to Him like you would talk to a friend; be honest about your feelings and know that it’s OK to express your emotions. Ask Him to guide you.

      In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

      Lamentations 3:22-23 also says, “For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” We will pray for God’s wisdom in your life.

      Here is another resource that may be helpful:

      https://www.facebook.com/notes/peacewithgodnet/questions-about-suffering/517742348256591

  4. Barb says:

    Yes god does curse. Deuteronomy 3:19 Galatians 3:10 Genesis 4:11 People don’t read the whole bible. They pick and chose what they like. God’s word is powerful and also dripping with beautiful verses. I compare the whole bible.

  5. tracy says:

    why does god hate me and my family? we can’t take any more bad luck. please help my family.

    1. Barb says:

      God does not hate anyone. God is angry with the wicked every day. I’m a born again believer and if you wanna chat please get back to me. One thing God hates is people going after man. God is really jealous of his people. He made you. You are to go to him for everything. People today think by going to someone other then God they’re gonna get a better answer. That’s not true at all. Please touch base with me. God Bless 🙂

  6. Renesha says:

    I Have Sin so much in my life. I feel like eveything is falling apart. I need you more then ever God. Please help me become a better person and a better mother.

  7. peter says:

    We should learn to trust God in all areas of our lives.

  8. Rajdeep says:

    I am facing big troubles in life like lost my love relationship, father become hospitalised,beside hard working not getting a good government job which I need bitterly for stability,every single chance I have tried to utilise by gave my best plzz…..show me the path i did nothing bad to anybody then why I am struggling a lot why God deprive me most of the time..whom I believed most in my life

  9. Patricia Villegas says:

    Don’t know how God can Love a sinner like myself. I feel that Satan has had a strong hold on my entire family and myself,don’t want to lose my faith in God I’m just tired. Thank you for your words of hope

  10. Patrice says:

    This really helped me right now & strengthened me I’m really going through some things and it seems like everyone & everything is going down but I’m going to continue to keep my faith because I know God will never leave me nor for sake me . God bless you all .