Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, life-threatening illnesses, economic turmoil… we live in a world where things go wrong. Many Christians wrongly believe that God is the author of these problems, and that He has some divine reason – to punish us, or to teach us something. They wrongly identify with the suffering of Job, or Paul and the thorn in his flesh. But these are misinterpretations of what Scripture teaches. Wrong beliefs hold us back from experiencing the power of God (Mark 7:13) and receiving the answers to our problems.