I have some major health problems. Why is God putting me through this?

You have been a good Christian, you read your Bible, you pray and go to church. Now you are experiencing some serious health problems. You’re scared and frustrated with God; what did you do to deserve this?

God is not sitting up in heaven inflicting cancer to this person and dementia on that person. Each one of us brought all the suffering to this world through Adam. Each one of us is at fault, not God. God is not the one who brought sin into this world and he should not get the blame.

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.

Romans 5:12

Well, you say, God could have stopped this or healed me like I pleaded for him to do. Why doesn’t God do what I asked him? Do you believe that God is a sovereign God? Do you believe that he is almighty, majestic and all-knowing? Then let him be that God. Do you also believe that God is all-loving, compassionate and a God who comforts us in our hardships? Is our God a God who gives peace and joy in our pain? Then let him be that God.

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23