Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus . . . equip you with everything good to do his will. —Hebrews 13:20–21
Have you ever found yourself the victim of your own poor choices or the poor choices of others? But instead of taking responsibility for them or choosing to forgive the one who mistreated you, your ultimate response has been anger toward God for letting this turn of events occur?
At this point some would even suggest a need to “forgive God”—as though He had erred and needed pardon. Us? Forgive God? The very idea borders on blasphemy. To think we have that power over the righteous, sovereign God is to demean His name and inflate our importance.
God doesn’t need forgiveness from us. He is never guilty of making mistakes. In fact, the thing you may think is injustice on His part may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. It can—by the Father’s all-wise grace—be transformed for your good, for His glory, and for the advancement of His eternal kingdom.
Make it Personal
Have you experienced some hurt, disappoint- ment, or unfulfilled longing that has caused you to question the goodness of God?