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Crises

Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, pandemics, and other natural disasters? Tragedies cause many people to question God’s goodness. The reason God allows crises is that these events shake our confidence in this life and force us to think about eternity. God allows the earth, and mankind, to reflect the consequences sin has had on creation. Romans 8:22 – For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  Crises are a natural outcome of the curse of sin. Galatians 6:7-8 – Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. He allows crises so that He can save us, change us and use us. Crises can cause us to recognize our own insufficiency. II Corinthians 3:5-6 – Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Crises can lead us to understand there is no fruit in the life of the believer without sacrifice. John 12:24 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. The trials of the believer are designed for our good, even if that truth escapes our understanding at that time. Job 23:10 – But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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