God is not responsible for our pain. God sustains us through it, through these hardships. I refuse to believe that God is the author of my pain and grief. 1 John 1:5 "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."
He does not tempt anyone with evil. That's the work of the enemy...
What God does is turn these things around for our ultimate good. It takes faith, to see it that way.
God did not leave me an orphan, let me be trafficked into an abusive family where I was sexually and physically abused, witness to domestic violence, develop anxiety disorders, get sick with lyme or let me be robbed of my true identity. I went to drown myself one day and God was the last person I would have spoken to and I asked him to let me go and he didn't. I raged and cursed and blinded when he didn't let me. But here I am, and I know I have a future as he spoke to me in my dreams. Hence my signature. Florence Welch's voice told me to go back. She wrote a song for me Dreaming, that is coming out this month. I write to her now and we're friends.
Isaiah 54:15 "Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake." God is not the author of evil. He didn't send Jesus here to chastise us for things that have already been atoned for according to him! Whenever I felt guilty for doing wrong, I didn't feel condemned by God, God always let me know that it's alright, comforted me, that I'm not evil.
I go into a lot of the hermeneutics, I don't mean to sound conceited or anything. I just know that God's character is not some narcissistic tyrant that does as he pleases, that's closer to man and the evil one.
With Uzzah, there were instructions. David knew not to attack Saul, even though he was afforded many an opportunity - he knew the importance of listening to him. All of these things seem absurd but it's all over the old testament, people disobeying Him, disbelieving Him. The Israelites with the bad report in Numbers, the man who gathered sticks on the sabbath. Neither did God make pharaoh's heart hard (he did that himself.) All the work of wicked, godless people, just like the pigs at the CDC.
Finally, 1 Corinthians 14:33 "God is not a God of confusion, but of peace..."
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper
Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm
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