What parent would want their children to walk around depressed, sick and in dirty rags? Not a single rational mother or sensible father would want that. On the contrary. Parents are always trying to make sure their children are doing well and have more than they need.
If no earthly father wants to see his child poor, sick or suffering, how much less so does our perfect, heavenly Father want to see that happen to us?
Talk to God. Ask Him to strengthen your faith. For it is your faith believing that your loving Heavenly Father wants to help you that leads you through all of your needs and afflictions.
“I trusted in the Lord when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted'” (Psalm 116: 10, NIV)
If as parents we already want the best for our children, how much more so our heavenly Father. God brings no evil things into your life. No father makes his child sick. No father makes his child poor. No father leaves his child vulnerable to distress. This is why Jesus also tells us, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Jesus in Matthew 7:11, NIV)
Why do some Christians see our powerful Jesus weaker than the devil?
Many people have a wrong picture of God. In the worst case, they think that God is an evil, old, vindictive man who wants to torture and punish us. Nothing could be further from the truth. And even many Christians believe the devil’s lie that we should suffer in this sinful world, because heis the ruler of this world. Yes, the devil is the ruler of this world (1 John 4:4), but such Christians fall into the lie of the devil, that he might have power over us. But the devil has no more power over us (Luke 10:19). Jesus has all true power – even in this world dominated by the devil (“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” – Jesus in Matthew 28:18).