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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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45 Comments

  1. Lee says:

    This month we lost everything. Job, house etc. I’m about to give up. A few days before apartment bill was due a radio give away came on and the girl won the exact amount we needed for our place. Life is Laughing in our face. I’m tired of it. If it does not change, might have to end it.

    1. BGEA says:

      We’re so sorry to hear that, Lee. That’s terrible. You’re in our prayers right this moment as we pray for provision and a support system to surround you. We’re passing on your comment to our team so we can follow up with you.

  2. Precious says:

    I have never been happy in my life. since high school I have been always experiencing the hardship..I was raised by a praying mother and been that boring teenager cause all I would do was attend church…now i’m in my 30s but nothing comes right..starting to give up on God.

    1. BGEA says:

      Precious, we have passed on your message so we can follow up with you.

  3. Dlinna says:

    Please help? I have lost all trust; faith in God.

    1. BGEA says:

      Dlinna,
      We aren’t sure what you’re going through, but you can be certain that God sees you and He loves you. Please visit https://peacewithgod.net/ to pray and talk with a member of our team.

  4. Dave Krisman says:

    I think God is mad and cruel.
    He keeps punishing me because He says I’m too good.
    I ended up a triple amputee trying to commit suicide

    1. BGEA says:

      Thank you for your message, Dave. We appreciate your honesty and have forwarded your message to our team so we can respond to you.

  5. Ron says:

    Why do innocent people die every day, like you would see on the news? Hit by a drunk driver while walking, shot at a gas station, home invasion, etc. Out of all the people, why them?

  6. George Parrish says:

    I’m a 47 year old man who has obviously made some bad decisions in life. I don’t like to blame everthing on someone else, but there has come a time where I wanted to make my life better. And with that said it now seems there is some sort of curse on my life. I don’t even know where to start.

  7. Miko says:

    I just read several of your comments and wanted to share my story. I am turning 38 tomorrow and must say that I have just experienced the worst year of my life. I have literally lost/losing everything that I have worked so hard for. Everything. Out of the blue, one thing after another and I can’t catch a break. Like you, I sometimes wonder why God would let this happen to me. But my 6 year old nephew reminded me that all I need is faith the size of a mustard seed and that I have to believe in myself. And he’s right. God doesn’t throw more on us than we can bear. The trials that you are experiencing, he made you strong enough to get through. He is there beside you the whole time. Stay strong in prayer. Do not give up! Your reward is coming.