“Is God a wicked, cruel God?”, someone asked. He said, “Everywhere you turn suffering and misery seems to reign strongly in this world. If God is so good why is he not helping all those suffering people in the world? Why does he act like a heartless, cold God who only cares about himself?” Here’s what someone replied, “Pretty much yes. Christians can’t explain why he’s too lazy to help everyone and why he’s always mad at someone in the bible. That’s why I stopped reading the bible, it’s such a violent book.”
It’s so easy to blame God for all the problems of the world, after all, He’s all powerful and He is love. He should do something about everything. He should destroy all the wicked people immediately and make the world a better place. We want God to do all that, yet man continues to make choices contrary to His will; men continues to yield themselves to Satan and curse God daily; men have refused to accept His offer of salvation; despite all we do, we want Him to override our actions; we don’t want to be responsible at all.
The LORD is upright, and there’s no wickedness in Him! (Psalm 92:15). His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He (Deuteronomy 32:4). He does no wrong. Day by day He hands down justice, and He does not fail (Zephaniah 3:5). He is a faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments (Deuteronomy 7:9). Hallelujah!