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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. 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. 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

  3. 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.