“God is Good? Huh! If He is good, why is there a lot of suffering in this world!? Why does He not do anything to help in war and tragedies!? Why am I in pain?! Why is everything falling apart?! Why are bad things happening all around me?! Why did He not protect a family member who was killed?!”
You may be one of the many people who, at some point in their life, questioned God about these things. I can’t blame you because indeed, we can really see bad things happening around us. And for once upon a time in my life, I questioned God too. But, here’s something I want to tell you that will change your life if only you allow it to, and this is the truth.
A lot of people often question God’s goodness. He is often labeled as an angry God who loves to punish people when they sin. But is this really the God you are serving your whole life with? Is He really the God who doesn’t care a bit about all the chaos in this world?
Is God Really Good?
The video below is an excerpt from the Christian movie “The Shack”. In this scene, Mackenzie (Mack), the protagonist, believes that God doesn’t really love His children well. He doesn’t believe that God is good. Mack believes these lies because he feels God allowed his daughter to be murdered and raped by an evil man. According to Mack, God could have used His power to stop that murderer from harming his daughter, if He really did love His children. The woman Mack met inside a cave (who represents Wisdom) challenged him. She allows Mack to be the one in the judgment seat. Then she showed him his two kids in front. What happened next brought Mackenzie to tears and he finally understood the heart of God.
Watch the video below. This will blow your mind.
Christel Berns Villariza wrote this article.