Q. Earlier this year, I was hit head on by a heroin user which totaled my car and had me laid up in bed for a month. Miraculously, I was not killed or permanently injured but now I have fear of driving and question the Lord’s protection at all. I know He controls the orbit of our lives and can remove His protection as He did with Job for His reasons. What should I learn from this experience and how can I trust a loving God who allows me to go through this kind of pain and mistrust? I am not being disrespectful, I really took a hit. Is there protection in the blood of Jesus?
A. I think you should learn that this world is an evil place where terrible things can happen without warning and without reason. In John 16:33 Jesus said we’d have trouble in this world. I believe this is true because Satan is currently in control here (1 John 5:19). Think what might have happened to you if the Lord had not intervened on your behalf.
It sounds like you think God let you down by not doing more to protect you. Initially Job felt the same way, then he said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him” (Job 13:15) It doesn’t matter what happens to us, what matters is how we react. We can use our experiences to draw nearer to God or we can let Satan use them to draw us away. It’s our choice.
Paul said God is working everything together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). When you stop being disappointed in God for not preventing your accident and start looking for the good He’s sending your way because of it, you’ll discover Paul was right.