Satan’s number one lie is about God. He says (With a sneer), “God doesn’t love you!”
He said it to Adam and Eve in the garden about God and the fruit. “God is keeping you down! You won’t die! God just doesn’t want you to be like Him. THAT’S why He said don’t eat the fruit.” Adam and Eve believed the lie and you know the rest of the story.
When we suffer, Satan whispers in our ear… “God doesn’t love you. If He did… He would have prevented this. If He really loved you… you wouldn’t be suffering right now. If He really loved you… he’d have let you marry the person you love.” And on and on and on…
We hear his lie and in our heart we tend to believe him. After all… because of our love we do everything we can to minimize our children’s suffering, so why isn’t the all powerful God (Who can prevent suffering) preventing our suffering? He must not really love us.
Just because we don’t see how something can be good doesn’t mean it isn’t good.
Satan whispers… “If God loved you, your child wouldn’t have cancer. If God loved you, you wouldn’t have lost your job. If God loved you, your spouse wouldn’t have left you. If God loved you, you would have material blessings. If God loved you, He’d answer your prayers the way you want. If God loved you…….”
Romans 8:31b If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?
THE proof of God’s love for us is the gift of His Son! Since God has already given THE greatest proof of His love, Paul writes that there is NOTHING ELSE good that God will withhold from His children!
Truth: If it is ultimately good for us, God gives it to us!
Truth: God is God, we’re not. He knows better than we do (or can) what is good for us.
Truth: It is presumptive and arrogant for a mere created being to question the wisdom and providence of God in what He does!
Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”