“The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.”
Proverbs 19:3 KJV
This verse struck me as I read Proverbs 19. People can make foolish decisions. And sometimes they try to blame God for them.
This verse describes the foolish person who makes a selfish choice and it doesn’t work out as they expected. Perhaps they are embarrassed or facing negative consequences for a decision they once thought was a good one. The best decisions are made with the will of God, not our own. If we follow our own paths without regard to God’s will for our life, we can easily end up like this foolish person.
But what is even worse, after the foolish decision is made, the person blames God for the bad results of it. I have witnessed people trying to make their choices God’s will, when it is far from it. We can say we prayed about it, but we need to pray and obey too. If God says no to your question, then there is a always a better way.
The most important thing we can do is be honest with God. If we have messed up and made foolish choices that have caused us pain, instead of blaming God for the pain, look in the mirror.
God is full of grace and mercy and wants to put you back in the right path. He is truth and he knows the heart of a fool. He gives us a new heart when we get honest with him and humble ourselves before Him. That’s the good news. We can start fresh. We may have lingering consequences of bad past choices, but once we get the revelation, no one can take that from us.
God is so good and big that He can make all things work for our good. He is a turn it around kind of God. The best thing to do is to run to Him when we mess up. Don’t ever run from Him. He is full of love for the backslider and is ready for them to come home.