There is no doubt that problems come to all of us. We face troubles, tests, trials and opportunities to enter into calamity. It is important that you realize what you are, not because of what you think and believe about your experiences. Don't feel sorry for yourself and wallow in self-pity. Don't think that God is against you when it is actually the devil.

So many Christians use what happened to Job as an excuse. They said, "But look what God did to Job!" What did God do to Job? He gave Job twice what he had before. It was the devil that went to heaven to request payment for the harvest Job had sown. Seed time and harvest will always come as long as the earth remains. The story does not tell us what Job did wrong but it is easy to assume there was strife in the family. He worried that his children were doing wrong. It appears they were as the harvest they received was harsh.

Job made 74 false accusations against God because he really believed God was at fault. But Job could not read the first chapter of the Book of Job and find out that the devil was behind all his problems. Here are some of the statements Job made about God:

Though God slay me yet will I trust him. It was admirable that Job felt this way, but he was wrong in his thinking. God was not the problem.

He taketh me by the nap of the neck and shaketh me... He runs up on me like a giant. No that was not God; it was the devil.

He sets darkness in my path. God did not set darkness in Job's path; but Job thought He did. Job was sincere, but he was sincerely wrong!

Two factors caused Job more problems than the actual troubles he had: wrong thinking and wrong speaking.
When you think wrong, you believe wrong and then you speak wrong. Wrong speaking causes wrong choices. The reason there is so much wrong speaking in the earth today is because people do not know what God has said. Deliverance from these things only comes about through the knowledge of God and His Word.

When people believe tragedy is working good in their lives, and that problems and troubles are really making them strong, they are opening the door to Satan. They are allowing him to have a party at their expense. They will not stand against it because they believe it is from God. Then God gets the blame for all of it!

The deception of the devil is designed to destroy you by making you believe it is God's will that these things happen to you. This is why the doctrine of praising God for everything that happens to you is so dangerous. It actually opens the door to the devil and I am sure that God does not appreciate being thanked and praised for putting cancer on someone. Satan's greatest tool is deception. If he can deceive you into believing whatever comes to you is from God, you will not resist it.

If God were using sickness, disease, troubles, problems, car wrecks, and tragedies to perfect us then when a ministry comes to town the advertisement should read: Brother So-andso is coming to town! As an apostle of God, he will give some car wrecks, some cancer, some lung disease, and some marriage problems for the perfecting of us.

That sounds ridiculous, I know, but it is no more ridiculous than to believe God is using the devil to perfect us. god is not using the devil! It is the result of seed time and harvest that allows Satan to do these things.

As Jesus taught us his doctrine centered around the parable of the Sower so the Word. He said that if we did not understand this parable, we would not understand how the kingdom of God operated. Don't invite tragedy by the words of your own mouth - by agreeing with the devil, by agreeing with all that is bad and evil. You can change it with your words and god's word.

God will change your life. He will change your situation, if you will agree with Him. The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; but Jesus said, "I come that you might have it mor abundantly." Don't choose death; choose life! Don't choose sickness; choose health!

He shall call uon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him>

With long life I will satisfy him. And show him My salvation Psalm 91:15-16