How to Be Strong in Hard Times
Is Hardship God’s Will?
God often mistakenly is blamed for a variety of negative events under the pretext that everything that happens is His will. As Ron Wagley explains in his Finding Strength in Tough Times, this is understandable and comes from acknowledging God’s sovereignty and power to mean that every event in the world, good or bad, is His desire or will. Obviously in God’s omniscience there are no surprises. He knows well what is happening now and what will happen in the future. In addition, His omnipotence certainly enables Him to control or to intervene as He chooses.