“O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me.”
God asks an important question that should be answered by everyone when He asks, “O my people, what have I done unto thee?” You can see the frustration of God coming out in this verse. God had done nothing but good to the nation of Israel, and yet they blamed God for the results of their sin. Instead of quickly judging Israel, God was slow to anger when He tried to bring them back to Him; yet, they still didn’t respond. God gave His people free choice, and the bad decisions they made with their free choice was not His fault but theirs. Instead of blaming God for their situation, they should have asked for His help and blamed themselves for the situation they found themselves in.
One of the most irritating things that I deal with in the ministry is watching people take it out on God when situations in their life, of their own making, don’t turn out the way they thought they should turn out. My friend, God has given you free choice to do what you want to do in life. It is not God’s fault that your life becomes chaos when you choose to live in direct disobedience to His Word. It is not God’s fault that your finances are a mess when you don’t tithe or spend your money in a controlled manner. It is not God’s fault that your marriage is a mess because you chose to run around and commit adultery. It is not God’s fault that your children are unruly when you refused to discipline them according to God’s Word. It is not God’s fault that your health is gone when you refused to obey God and quit your smoking, drinking and drugs.
My friend, don’t blame God for your foolish decisions. God gave you the opportunity to do right, and if you had done right, your life wouldn’t be in the situation that it is in. God is not the fault of sin’s consequences; you are! Is God supposed to just let you do what you want without allowing sin’s consequences to take effect? Is God supposed to take Galatians 6:7-8 out of the Scriptures just because you have chosen to go your own way.
Let me remind you that God has given you plenty of warning about the ways of life. Not only has God’s Word given you plenty of warning, but history is filled with people who have walked the paths of sin whose life ended in turmoil and destruction. It is not God’s fault that you have ignored the warnings of God’s Word and history.
Instead of blaming God for how your life has turned out, you ought to come back to Him as He reaches out to you. It is only God’s mercy that your life is not worse than what it is right now. The fact that you still have a chance to come back to God is an opportunity to stop your sin and choose the right path. You would find that God would be merciful to your situation if you would walk humbly and start doing right.
Let me encourage you to stop blaming God for all the bad situations in your life and start looking at what caused them so that you can change your life. Remember, it was you who chose to stay out of church and to do your own thing. It was your bad choices that brought the plight you are in on your own life. The best thing you can do with your situation is to do right. You can’t change what you have already done, but you can do right from this point forward. God is more than willing to bless your life, but you must choose to do right for His blessings to come back on your life.