Obviously 2020 has not been the prettiest of years. There has been disaster after disaster, tragedy after tragedy, and who knows what else 2021 will bring? But my contention doesn’t even come with all these problems, it’s rather the responses I’ve seen to these problems (which I shall lay out shortly)
#1: God will never give you anything more than you can handle
*apparently there is an actual Bible verse that says this!
I’ve always had a problem with this statement because it seems like a very passive stance. And in truth, there have been people where God apparently gave some people too much to handle since, I mean, look at all the people who commit suicide.
#2: Sending my thoughts and prayers
(This goes into my slight critique of prayer anyways but I digress)
When really has prayer “fixed” any major problem in our modern era, except maybe on a personal level? As far as I am aware, the only cure to cancer is an actual cure to cancer, not some well wishes…
There have been claims that prayer can magically heal someone but none of them have been verified.
Those have been the two things on my mind while stuck in a perpetual cycle of quarantine, so maybe I am becoming slightly cynical. I guess I’m tired.