allow: to give permission; to give consent; to let happen; to let enter; to permit by neglect
People often ask, Why would God allow this to happen? But the real question is, Why did WE allow this to happen?
God has given His children power over all the power of the enemy. God has given us dominion over all the earth. It is our job to help the helpless and those in need. We are to defend those who can’t defend themselves. We are to give justice to the poor and to the orphan. It is our responsibility to pray always and continually for all people because the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (1 Timothy 2:2).
God has appointed watchmen who will not keep silent day or night and who will give Him no rest. We are to be watchful and alert because there is an adversary who is looking for someone to attack and devour.
God brought things to Adam to see what he would call them. He named cattle, birds, and beasts. He even named his wife. What are you calling your marriage? What are you calling your child? What are you saying about yourself? What are you calling that situation? Are you calling it what you see or what it should be? Are you praying for your leaders (political and spiritual)? Are you praying for your country? Are you praying for your city? Are you praying for people or are you talking about them? Are you praying for children other than your own?
When bad things happen, we ask, Where is God? But God is asking, Where are you, Adam? God placed us in the garden for a purpose. We are supposed to be keeping the garden. We are supposed to be watching as well as praying. We are supposed to protect what God has given us. We are supposed to obey God and do what He tells us to do.
So, stop blaming God for what you allowed.
God will only allow what you allow.
I promise you that God in heaven will allow whatever you allow on earth, but he will not allow anything you don’t allow (Matthew 18:18, CEV).
[Scripture references: Luke 10:19; Genesis 3:9; Psalm 82; 1 Peter 5:8; James 5:16; Isaiah 62:2; Genesis 1: 26; Genesis 2:19-20]