The Great Myth:Why We Blame God

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Why do we blame God? This is a great, great question, and I have been challenged to really think about it. First of all, I want to clarify when I’m talking about this subject, we are not talking about people who have never been born again, okay? A person who’s never been born again, that has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and has made their soul and spirit alive in Christ, has a completely different perspective on God. It’s one that is limited to their fleshly perceptions because their communication, the spirit and soul’s communication is with something other than God. And so it’s unfair for us who are born again, to even really expect them to be applying God’s word to answer this question. So I just wanted to clarify that because I think I have a lot of people I meet that are not born again, who blame God for bad things. They just do. And I get it. I get why they would do that. It’s because the truth they’re drawing on, is not God’s word. So, that’s a whole different discussion. 

But this discussion is more focused on those who are born again and are still living as if it’s God’s fault. All the bad stuff. And I say this, you may say, Hey, you know what, Kim? I don’t live that way. And I get it. I tend to say the same thing. But the fact is, the proof that we are not living as if God is at fault for the bad things that happen to us is manifested in how much we trust him.  And you may say, well, I trust God. Okay, all right, well, I struggle with this. And the manifestation is in the lack of the fruits of the spirit in my life. Because the fact is, when I have yielded every area of my life to God, then there is the proof of that in the love, the joy, the peace, the goodness, the kindness, the meekness, the gentleness, the wisdom, the strength of God that’s flowing out of me. And so, this is a real, real problem, at least it is for me. Maybe it’s not for you, but I want to talk about this. 

So, when I’m blaming God, when I am living, as if he’s not trustworthy, which causes this cause and effect. When I blame God, it results in an untrusting and a non-trusting heart. And so I struggle with my words. So that’s manifested in me. I don’t make him consider my life. He’s not running my law practice. He’s not running my personal life. He’s not running my healthcare. He’s not even running these videos. He’s not running the devotionals that I write because I’ve taken those things back. I said, you know, God, I’ve got this, and I don’t really need you to help me with this because you’re not really trustworthy, you know? And it manifests in our lack of being able to trust God. So we stop praying and we start worrying. Instead, we make our problems the center of our life instead of our relationship with him. I guess we reason well, God’s not doing such a great job with this, so I’ll just take this back into my own hands. And, so as I was thinking about this, it actually came up this week and that’s what kind of precipitated me making this video. There was an issue that I was really struggling with. I was like, Lord, you know, I think I should get involved with this and help you out because you know, this person really this thing needs to happen and I need to help make it happen. And God kept saying, stand down and trust me. Why don’t you trust me to make this happen? You need to stop. You need to give this to me. You may not think this is important, an important area of your life to give me, but you need to, you need to trust me. You know, haven’t you learned your lesson about not trusting me? And so it was a mental exercise for me to say, Okay, Lord, I’m giving it to you. I’m giving it to you. I’m giving it to you. And by the end of the week, God worked a miracle that it could only be him. And it’s because there was that surrender. 

So, here’s the question. Why do we struggle like that? Why do we struggle to give every part of our life to God? And honestly, the answer for me anyway, according to what I read in God’s Word, was it’s because I don’t trust his character. You see, God’s character is blameless. And I’ve let my enemies define God’s character for me. You know, our enemies are the devil, obviously the flesh, which is, we sleep with it, and the world culture that tells us all kinds of things that are in opposition to God’s word. And so if we read God’s word about who he is, we learn a completely different perspective about who he is. You know, I like to think about it this way. What if you met me and the only thing you knew about me was what my enemies had told you about me? You wouldn’t believe a thing I had to say, you wouldn’t trust me. And so we have to learn about who God is according to his word, and according to the relationship that we have with him. It’s critical. If we’re going to stop blaming God and we’re going to trust his character, and we’re going to turn over every area of our life to him, we’ve got to come to him on his terms, based on who he says he is, not based on who we think he is, because our thoughts are all kinds of crazy most of the time. 

So here’s the other part. When we refuse to surrender our life, every area of our life to Christ, we’re turning that territory over to the enemy. We are basically alone. I like to, just because, you know, I have a crazy sense of humor. I like to imagine myself completely unarmed and stripped of armor in the middle of a battlefield where people are firing at me. That’s that territory that we’ve refused to turn over to God. If I refuse to turn over my law practice to God, that’s what it looks like. And I’m exposed to the power of the enemy. The fact is, we can’t handle evil without God. We cannot, Eve, you know, the original sinner, the og sinner Eve, you know, her thought in the garden when Satan came to her and said, Oh, God knows in the day that you eat this fruit, you won’t die, but you’ll become like God, you won’t need God anymore. That’s the same lie he’s been telling us for centuries, for millennia, right? And the fact is, when we choose our own way, we pay the consequences, and so do those around us. That’s frightening. That should scare us to death. That should scare us into doing the right thing anyway. 

So we can’t afford to live this way. We can’t afford to. And the fact is, it’s kind of like, I think about it this way. It’s kind of like saying, you know, I’m going to inject myself with some cancer cells and it’ll be okay. I’m just going to inject my arm with cancer cells because I, you know, my arm, I can control my arm. But the fact is, it spreads, it spreads to all the parts of our body, and then it makes us completely useless to fulfill our glorious purpose. And that is to bring glory to God who created all goodness, right? So when Satan’s telling us, when our enemies are telling us we can’t trust God’s character, because evil exists, we need to shoot back. God didn’t. That’s not who God is. God is the one who is the proprietor, if you will, of all goodness, all the goodness we enjoy. You think about the best things you enjoy, and all those things, all the best things we enjoy, God created. The problem is we often make those things our God instead of God. Does that make sense? So we need to remember that. So how do we, well, so how do we get in this mindset? How do we get in this mindset of changing our way of thinking about God’s character? 

Well, in the Book of Romans, Chapter 12, Paul the Apostle, gave us some really easy, a real easy way. He said, do not be conformed to this world. In other words, all the thinking, the culture of the world,don’t let it influence you. Don’t let it make up the way you think, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. See, we have to constantly be taking this human mind of ours and renewing it in God’s word.

God’s word is where we find the truth. The truth that God puts forth. Not the truth of the culture of this world, not the truth of Satan that lied to Eve in the garden. And here we are today, not the truth of our own flesh that wants what it wants and tries to get what it wants to get. And it never satisfies. We have to go to the truth and the truth of God’s word. You know, we have to remember that our enemy’s definition of God causes us to be blind. You know, Satan wants us to think God is bad because then he wins in our life. He separates us from the only source of goodness, of true goodness, and he wins. We cannot think this way and live a victorious life and live that life that God said he wrote for us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. The story he’s written for us, oh, it’s amazing.

And so, think about that. What is the truth about God? Well, first of all, he is the one who created everything we see. He’s the master designer. He’s the master designer of goodness. He planted his knowledge inside of us. I love Romans Chapter One. It says, because what may be known of God is manifested in us, and I’m paraphrasing a little bit, for God has shown it to us, for since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes are seen and being understood by the things that are made. So in other words, he put  the knowledge of himself in us, and he manifested himself to us. And everything we see outside our door, it’s intricate, it’s huge. I mean, think about the Hubble, the Hubble pictures, swirls and just universes so far away. We can’t even comprehend it. We can’t even see it all. But yet, our DNA is so complex. We can’t create one cell in our body.That’s the God of all goodness. That’s the God who made us and gave us knowledge of himself. And it’s interesting because the rest of that verse says, for since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead so that we are without excuse. Because although we knew God, we did not glorify him as God, nor were thankful, but became foolish in our thoughts. Our foolish heart was darkened. 

See, that’s the work of the enemies. They want to darken our hearts to the glorious light of God. But we have to, we have to dig into the truth. What does God say about himself? What does he give us? He gives us things money can’t buy. You know, Galatians 5:22, y’all know this is one of my favorite passages about the fruits of the spirit. Who doesn’t want love? Who doesn’t want joy? Who doesn’t want peace? Who doesn’t want compassion, goodness, kindness, meek and humble friends? Who doesn’t want those things? We all want those things. And they are the fruits of God’s spirit. They’re not the fruits of Kim Lowe’s spirit. They’re not the fruits of your spirit.They’re the fruits of God’s spirit. They cannot be bought, bribed, cheated. They can’t. And this is the goodness that God gives us, including, and you look in the book of Proverbs, the book of Wisdom. We’re also given God’s unsearchable wisdom, the wisdom that’s higher than any thought we could ever have. And greater than we can imagine. And we’re given his strength, the strength that allows us to fly like an eagle. 

You know, when you start studying God’s word and understanding the experience of his love and the relationship with him, he changes your mind about who he is. And then you realize you see the truth. Evil has nothing to do with good, darkness has nothing to do with light. And you know, someday, someday God is going to create a new heaven and new earth. And I’m going to be there. I want you to be there by the grace and goodness of God. Because I have been born again and accepted the gift of God’s salvation. That Jesus came and died is the reason we celebrate Easter. The reason we celebrate Christmas. That gift was given to me. It’s irrevocable. It will be there no matter what I do, it can never be taken away. And God has created a person in me that wants to serve him. A person who wants to know him and experience every bit of heaven on earth. I can experience someday though, there will be no more bad. There will be no more evil, no cancer, no death, no evil empires, right? And we will live with the Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ as our king, our ruler. But you know what? We can live like that now. We can live with him as the king of our heart right now and experience this. These are remarkable gifts, the fruits of his spirit. So if evil’s closing  in on you, don’t run from God, run towards him. He’s the only one you’ll ever meet that gave his life for you when you were his enemy. Run towards him. Seek him. He is waiting to be found. And he is good. He’s so good. Okay?

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2 Responses

  1. Amen, 🙏 I constantly worry. I give it to God and take it back. I have health issues and financial difficulties. I just need to trust him completely. I need a full healing ❤️‍🩹.

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