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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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151 Comments

  1. Jan says:

    Well, I feel like God gives us free will. We make decisions and choices that sometimes we don’t think through. I could say that most of the time I’m making the wrong decision and I bet God is looking down nodding his head. Like really? My problem isn’t that I’m not capable of making decisions, but that I get caught up in the moment and regret it later. I usually overthink too much. This why I’m stressed and full of anxiety. It’s like when taking a test you know the answer, but the pressure of the timing is too hard to handle. So you second guess yourself, then you can kick yourself in the rear end because you were right the first time. You would think I learned from this, but I’m pressured everyday with different decisions and experiences.

  2. Thule says:

    Thank you for the encouraging words. I’m so blessed and now I understand.

  3. Michael J Smith says:

    The devil tries to destroy everyone and anyone. Jesus said I come to give you life and that more abundantly. There are a lot of haters out there too that love to do the devil’s bidding.

  4. Michael J Smith says:

    Thanks, this site has given me insight into what others are going through in life.

  5. Paul says:

    God gave a good man like me very bad luck with no wife and family that I really wanted to have.

    1. Frustrated says:

      That’s what God does…

  6. Anu says:

    I feel I am responsible for the bad things that happen in my family.

  7. Henna says:

    Good afternoon. Can you please pray for me and my family? We are being attacked savagely by Satan. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. I have been tempted beyond my own strength with an affair. My children have been attacked with their school work and on a personal level. My husband is being attacked at work where nothing he does is good enough and he just gets blamed for everything even though he goes above and beyond. For the last 3 months we have had to borrow money to buy food and pay the bills. We have never had any of these issues before. I’m at wit’s end, I don’t know what to do and where to turn anymore. I feel that God is very upset with me and is punishing me, and I don’t blame Him either. I have confessed my sin.

  8. Sissy says:

    If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?

    Jer 12:5

    It’s not a curse, it’s training.

  9. Denise Payse says:

    Thank you for your words. They help.