We all walk around with free will. We all share the same opportunity to accept Christ or deny Christ. God is the RULER of the universe, He is ALL POWERFUL and IN CHARGE .. but there is a difference between being in charge of something and being in control of it. I do not believe God sends bad things our way to teach us, or humble us. Why would God raise something up to be His WILL that He empowers us to pray against? He has given us authority over sickness, poverty, depression, anxiety, fear. Those things were not sent from God to make you more of something, that's just what we like to tell ourselves so we can feel better about our situation. So we can feel more holy. No, when those things come it's time to rise up and do what Jesus did .... REBUKE THEIR AUTHORITY OVER YOUR LIFE.
God could step in at any time and change all the RULES He created but that would go against the laws He's set in place for the universe, for our salvation, for our freedom, therefor the world as we know it would come to an end. You see God is like any lover ........ He wants your heart because you choose to give it freely. He wants you to acknowledge Him because you WANT to experience HIM. When and if God steps in ... the choice will no longer be yours. We have to take responsibility for the AUTHORITY we've been given on this earth and stop blaming God for things that are not under His control. We must acknowledge when the storms came .. when sickness was presented before Jesus, He rebuked these attacks, He didn't welcome them to linger ... He didn't say, "I think I'll let you go thru this a bit longer to humble you" .. therefor you must agree tragedy is not stemmed from GOD .. and certainly not sent to make you stronger as people like to say. I'm tired of all this churchy jargon ... it only CONFUSES us when we're in the midst of a trial.
What I want you to get from this is ... Authority has to be taken against these attacks so you can be set free. So you can help free others. So you can stop BLAMING GOD and start USING THE AUTHORITY HE HAS GIVEN YOU. And the silver lining in all this is ... that God CAN and WILL use ALL THINGS for our GOOD, no matter how tragic ..... once we take our rightful place as His child and use the authority He has so freely given, there is nothing He can't use for our good. I know this was a long post, but this wisdom will help set you free, i know seeing God in this light has changed my life and understanding. I hope it will do the same for you. xx