Have you ever asked why is this happening to me? Why is this happening around me? Why won’t God do something? This is a popular (“common”) question that atheists use to support their beliefs and why many Christians don’t have much of a defense.
“This disaster came upon the people of Israel because they worshiped other gods. They sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them safely out of Egypt and had rescued them from the power of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.” – bible.com/116/2ki.17.7.nlt
Most people, which means normal people, want to accuse God of sending and causing disasters to strike in their lives. However, have you given any thought to searching your own heart to find the things that you’ve made more of a priority than Him. Things and ideas you pick-up on TV or heard in some churches where you have objects and/or people whom you show more worth and value than God.
For example, you’re praying for healing yet you have more value in the doctor’s report than you have in the report God has given you. You’ve now placed more value (worship) in the doctor than you have in God. “The disaster came upon them because they worshiped something other than God.” It [the disaster] came because they did what normal people do; they put value in places other than in God. It’s uncommon to shift from believing the experts to believing God. I now understand why people question how God could allow such a calamity. It’s because that’s what normal people do. However, the uncommon understand and know how to make the shift in value; they (we) choose to place our worship in the right object, God.