Ever since the world was, accidents have been. Does it mean God does not care when accidents happen? Why would a loving God allow for people to die a painful death in accidents? These are questions that the world could be asking these days after the loss of 162 lives in the AirAsia plane, Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200 that lost contact with air traffic control early on Sunday 28th December 2014, during bad weather on a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. There are many other accidents within different circles around the world.
May we be reminded that God has three indisputable qualities that makes me believe that nothing goes behind His back at any time. God is;
1. Omniscient, meaning that God know everything (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalms 147:5). He knows the future before it unveils. That is why when Jesus was born, an Angel gave instruction to the wise man not to use the same route when they go back (Matthew 2:12). He guides the steps of the righteous.
2. Omnipotent, meaning that God has unlimited power and He is able to do anything (Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37). God could say anything to stop accidents and it would happen but He has let man to control what happens in the world and would not go against a personal will of anyone.
3. Omnipresent, meaning that God is present everywhere at the same time (Proverbs 15:3). This one scares me because God is always watching when you commit sin and feels the pain you inflict as you do it. In fact, if we could comprehend how God feels when we fall into sin, we wouldn’t do it.
God protects everyone from any danger, it is just that sometimes man stray away from His protection by their doing. If for example, a person gets drunk from taking alcohol and then decides to drive and cause an accident. Would you still blame God for the accident? I don’t think it would be fair to do that because God forbids getting drunks. However, God can still protect you even if its your fault that and accident happens. If man were to understand how God speaks to them, nobody would get hurt.
It is unfortunate that man is prone to make mistakes and I believe that most of the time, accidents are caused by such mistakes. Testimonies have been shared where people had warning signs before an accident happened and they did not realize that it was God warning them. God would sometimes send people to warn you in form of advice but most of the times He works through your conscious.
The world should also know that the devil is in operation. The devil’s aim is to kill and destroy. He likes it when people cry, especially when they lament the neglect of salvation when they die and go to hell. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been widely shared and yet people still neglect it. The devil has blinded them not to see the importance of accepting Jesus while in the time of grace. The devil has equaled Christianity to any religion that man has composed.
Not only does the devil work through invisible demons, but there are people that operate under the influence of devils to cause accidents. Such people are found in any industry.
In conclusion, it does not matter whose mistake it is that an accident happens, but God allows for accidents to happen and at will would stop one from happening. It is for that reason that you can recall an instance where you were saved from an accident that you think could have been fatal. Nothing goes behind His back and He does not consult man when He takes a decision on an accident. He is merciful and the best you can do for yourself is acknowledge and fear Him.
May I refer you to some articles I already have written on God’s protection:
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