When I told people about my cancer, quite a few responses said, ” How could God do such an awful thing?” I also thought why God allowed such a difficult challenge to me. When something bad happens, we tend to blame God. Joni Tada, a quadriplegic artist-evangelist, who has given free wheelchairs all over the world and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, says, “ All affliction comes from the hand of our God, and I am content to receive from God,” in her blog.
I highly admire her obedience to God but I don’t think That it was God, who causes sufferings, but the Satan. Our world is full of sufferings, hates, and sorrows because, like a story of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, the “White Witch” (Satan) is reigning here. As we refused to obey God and chose to live on our own, distrusting God, Sin came in and we live out of His regime. It doesn’t matter how good we are, or the better we are the more we become a target from Satan, like Job in the Old Testament. Yet, goodness will overcome evil! God never abandons us. He comes right next to us when we cry out to Him and walks together through ups and downs with us even though we had refused Him, just as a loving parent comes to rescue a rebellious child who ran away from home, from troubles. He can make goodness out of calamity, like a stained glass made from broken glasses, and everything beautiful in His way. Instead of blaming God, I love Him more – God who is so faithful and merciful.