Do Not Blame God in Your Adverse Situation
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
It is a very common thing today to blame God for everything is that happening in our society even those who do not believe in the existence of God tend to blame God for problems in their lives. In our article today, we will be exploring a family in the Bible that blamed God for their problems too.
In Genesis 42, we see the famine in Canaan land, and the family is in great need of daily sustenance but they have go to another land for food. And whenever there is a famine, people go anywhere to find a way for their families to get food. There are many people in the Bible that moved to another location as a result of dire famine in the land.
They went down to Egypt, and there they saw their brother Joseph who is the prime minister, but they never knew it was their brother, but Joseph was able to recognized his brothers.
Joseph’s brothers were afraid when they found the money they paid for the grain back in their sacks. They responded with, “What is this that God hath done unto us?” (Gen 42:28) implying that they blamed God for it.
Genesis 42:28 KJV
 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
Do we blame God when something bad happens to us? Or when we do not get what we want? Or when we lose a loved one? Or when we lose our health?
Preparation for Famine
1. We are tempted to blame God in adverse circumstances
“Why me?” some may ask when in adverse situations. Our pride may cause us to blame God as we think we deserve better. Have you blamed God for your suffering during this pandemic?
2. We must guard against blaming God
We must constantly guard ourselves against anything that can cause us to blame God in our darkest moment. Protecting yourself is what we do on daily basis, and we should never lose the guard of that at anytime.
Remember that God is God. We have to yield to Him, not question Him. Christian parents must be a good example to their children and acknowledge the hand of God in their lives. Trust in God instead of blaming God. Trust in His sovereign will in our lives. God allows these things to happen to us to test and strengthen our faith.
3. Fear can cause us to blame God
When Joseph’s brothers were afraid of the situation, they blamed God for their predicament. Fear of suffering, pain, death, sickness, loneliness, bad situation, and loss have caused so many people to blame God.
Joseph’s brother feared that their only supply of food is about to go down the drain, and they couldn’t call upon God to help them because they are not what they ought to be in their spiritual life.
Ill- Disciples of Christ
Mark 4:35-37 KJV
 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
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4. A lack of faith can cause us to blame God.
John 11:21 KJV
 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Joseph’s brothers lack of trust and poor spiritual condition led them to blame God. In Genesis 50:20, we can contrast Joseph’s view of events with that of his brothers. Joseph was able to see the hand of God, but his brothers could not.
We must not interpret God’s design and plan with our finite mind. God’s ways are higher than our ways. Know that God’s way is perfect. Do not doubt or question God as it will cause us to stray away from Him. Learn to see the hand of God in all things as Joseph did. Make sure we are right with God. Do not blame God.
Example- Carest thou not that we perish
Mark 4:38-41 KJV
 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord?
A. Accept what you cannot change
C. Continue doing what you are doing
T. Trust in the Lord
– we are tempted to blame God in tough times
– we must guard against blaming God
– Fear can cause us to blame God
– A lack of faith can cause us to blame God.
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