When real bad stuff happens this is the path that some people take. There are sometimes events in the world that are just too gruesome to write about, or really even to talk about. Events that break hearts, destroy lives and scar people forever. Divorce, death, war, and tragedy are far too real, and we are all exposed to some things we cannot explain.
People who are touched or experience such events sometimes begin to think, "If God is good, how could He let this happen." Do you see the problem with that thinking? It is found in the first word. If! You see God is good. All the time God is good. There is never a moment when something slips up on God. Nothing takes Him by surprise. So when awful or dreadful events occur in the world He knows. Some will say this makes the thought worse. How then can He allow it to happen? He can change things right? How then does He "allow" bad things.
Put on your thinking cap with me for a minute. If He allows you, or me, or anyone to make decisions good or bad then He does really take a hands off approach to us and has given us "free will." You see God does allow things we do, to be what happens. People's choices are allowed by God. If God controls things the bad things to stop them, then it would be that He only allows good things. Then we are merely puppets. This is the rational for saying that God does not control every single thing that ever happens. He allows us to do and to choose. If God controls "All" the bad then we are not really "free" to make any decisions.
Man is wicked in so many ways. Bad things are a way of life in the world. How many of these bad things does God stop that we never really realize how close we were to danger, but God stopped it. Does He do this? We often say He does. People will often say, "The Lord was with me, or I would not have made it." We look to people who survive and proclaim God's goodness.
But sometimes people do not survive. Sometimes there is tragedy and evil seems to win. So some will at this reality, blame God.
Job answered this question during his horrible time of suffering. His wife told him to blame God. She told Job to curse God and die. But Job said this to her,
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job 2:10 NAS
Blaming God for the trouble in this world is never the correct answer. The real Truth is that Jesus made a path and gave to each of us a way to be in a relationship with an all powerful, all knowing, ever present, loving God. We are given this great Hope for eternity and this is the most dynamic and important thing in every human life. What God has done for us was to give us His great plan and perfect answer to the evil of mankind. You cannot blame God if you reject this reality.
The circumstances of life cause us to see an awful lot of tragedy and pain. This makes a smoke screen that seems to hide God's goodness for some people who want to blame Him for bad stuff. God has made a way to leave this behind one day. I choose this Truth. I choose Jesus. And though I could never, nor could anyone ever, explain the bad and evil that we see, the good that is coming by our choice in life is not to be blamed on God.