One of the frequent questions that people ask is why God permitted this or that calamity to occur. This kind of question is based on the misconception that God is micromanaging affairs on the earth.
Psalms 115:16 NKJV
“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.”
Human beings are the overlords of the earth, and that is how God established it to be from the beginning.
Genesis 1:26 NKJV
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Man gave himself and his dominion over the earth, to the devil, by choosing to obey the devil instead of God.
Romans 6:16 NKJV
“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
The world is under Satan’s control.
1 John 5:19 NKJV
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
Satan is called the “god of this world.”
2 Corinthians 4:4 NKJV
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
God intervenes in human affairs but He only does so based on certain rules of engagement.
Firstly, God intervenes in human affairs by virtue of covenants that He makes with men.
Psalms 89:34 NKJV
“My covenant I will not break,
Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.”
May the Lord intervene mightily on your behalf in every area of need. May you overcome all barriers, in Jesus’s name.