Does God Want to Kill Me?

“Is it such an insignificant thing that you brought us out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness? Did you bring us here to kill us?(Num 16:13)

The slanderous accusation the Israelites made against God is something that has always sounded unbelievable. After all that He had done for them by rescuing them from slavery and destroying Pharaoh and his army and many, many other things – to suggest that he desired to kill them is slander plain and simple. The trouble is, I find myself often guilty of the same remark: “God – you have brought me into my current situation to kill me! You are going to let me die, or at least fail miserably! You don’t care because if you did…” I then begin to follow it up with something like: “My previous situation was better, send me back to Egypt please.”

The solution? Remember that God really does love you and care about you! He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is not allowing our current (difficult) situation to kill us or ruin us. He will use it to show himself strong.

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom 8:32)