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God is NOT Against You


Say this out loud; GOD IS NOT MAD AT ME.

Do you believe that?


From our point of view, people, circumstances, and even the Lord may seem to be against us; but as children of God, we need to know that our heavenly father is in control.

He's not punishing you for something you've done. Now, there may be consequences that you have to work through, but God is not punishing you for being a bad person.


In fact, the opposite is true.


Think about Jesus; what was His reputation? Jesus, who was Holy, could have judged people very harshly. Instead, He was loving, tender, and patient.


He never expected us to live perfectly. He knew that we just couldn't because sin had made us unholy.


He came to make us holy! All He asks is that we acknowledge we are not right, then He will do the rest.

This is the glorious work of grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)

19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.


God is NOT holding your past failures, sin, or mistakes against you.

YOU ARE!


I need you to understand something really important; If God has forgiven you, then you need to forgive yourself. Don't live with the guilt anymore. Let it go. Allow the cleansing blood of Christ to cover your past, present, and future.

Now, if God is not against you, why does He allow bad things to happen to you? It doesn't seem fair.God is not the cause of any bad thing in this world. That is not His nature. It's not part of His reputation. He is good.


James 1:17 (NLT)

17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.


God is responsible for the good things. He is not responsible for the bad things in life. He does, however, allow His children to experience hardships in life. We don't live in the perfect world God designed. We live in a broken world that has been infiltrated with sin. People are sinful, and they will do all sorts of terrible things until the final day of judgment.


Why does God allow us to suffer? Here's my honest answer: I don't know. I cannot stand in the shoes of God and give you a complete answer to that question. I don't have God's mind. I can't see the bigger picture in my own situations and certainly not in yours.


1 Corinthians 13:12 (CEV)

12 Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don't know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us.


After all the suffering that Joseph went through in life, his conclusion was clear; this is what he said to his brothers who sold him as a slave:


Genesis 50:20 (CEV)

20 You tried to harm me, but God made it turn out for the best, so that he could save all these people, as he is now doing.


What was meant for evil, God turned for good. I can tell you with certainty that this is God's reputation: He turns bad situations into good situations. This is what Paul is telling us to focus our thoughts on. The good report is that God is working things for good, and not for evil.


The cousin verse to Genesis 50:20 is Romans 8:28 (NLT)

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.


God is NOT against you. This world can get you down. To have peace, you need to know that God is gracious. He works even in the worst situations for good. He sees the big picture of our lives, and we need to trust Him.

Trusting in Him will give you peace. Be at peace knowing that God is not against you. If you have trusted in Christ as your Lord, you can know that God is for you. He loves you. Don't blame Him when hard times come; look to Him in those times because He's on your side.

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