This is a common question I run across almost daily. People tell me, “If God exists, why doesn’t He intervene?” Another good question I have been asked is, “Why does God let children suffer?” I don’t know all the answers to these questions but I know God listens to us and loves us. A few things I do know I will share.
When God created the heavens and the earth, He didn’t want some creature that obeyed him like a robot. He wanted men and women who could make the choice to love Him and follow Him and chose to obey Him. He wanted man to have free will. He wanted man to be able to answer the door and knock. Because of this choice, man sinned and continues to sin. Sin is not of God, hurting children is not of the Lord. When man does such horrible acts, it is not God’s fault. It is the man or woman who chooses to do evil, it is their fault.
If you want, you can be angry with God for what man chooses but God never wanted us to experience pain. He never wanted us to choose an evil path. You can blame Satan if you want or God or how they were raised, but the fact is when a crime is committed the only true blame goes on the individual. God gave us a way to repent of our sins through His grace. He gave us His Son to die on the Cross and give us a way to be forgiven. All we have to do is accept that salvation. It’s as easy as ABC.
A. Accept Jesus died for your sins. Admit that you are a sinner and you are unable to enter Heaven without Jesus’ blood.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23NKJV
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. – James 2:10 NKJV
As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; – Romans 3:10 NKJV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23 NKJV
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 NKJV
B. Believe that Jesus is Your Savior. That He loved you so much He was willing to die for you before you were even born. (I think that is the awesome thing about salvation).
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”- John 3:16-17 NKJV
…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. – Mark 1:15 NKJV
Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” – Acts 19:4 NKJV
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:31 NKJV
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the Name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. – 1 John 3:23 NKJV
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
C. Confess your sin before Christ and ask for forgiveness. Ask Jesus to guide your life from this day forward.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.