Isaiah 54:15 (AMP) “If anyone fiercely attacks you it will not be from Me. Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.

When bad things happen such as, a car accident, a hurricane, or a premature death, there’s been this ongoing debate whether God caused it, God allowed, the devil did it, or if we (mankind) caused it.

One thing’s for sure, we know it’s not God. This is one of the clearest statements made by God in the Bible. We don’t have to know Hebrew or check to see if it’s a parable. It’s clear. God is not responsible for the negative things that happen in our lives.

If it’s not God, then who is it? There are multiple answers. If we had bad eating habits and then a doctor tells us we have diabetes, it’s us. It’s a consequence to our actions. If we’re having continuous thoughts of sadness, we can blame it on the devil with his influential lies. If it’s an “unnatural disaster” (hurricane, tornado, etc.), then it’s a product of the curse being in the earth (Rom. 8:20). If it’s an early death, there are a number of factors. We have to know the true desire of the person who died. Did the person truly want to continue fighting for their healing or did they simply want to be with the Lord? Does the person truly believe God has healed them or are they uncertain? Did the people operate in their full God-given authority over sickness or harm?

Regardless of the negative situation, we can stop blaming God because it’s not Him. But in every negative situation, He will help us get through it (Psalm 34:19).