Suffering the consequences of our actions

Facing the consequences of our actions is a healthy part of our spiritual growth. Because of that God doesn’t protect us from the consequences of wrong decisions. What He does do is offer us opportunities to recognise our mistakes, seek His forgiveness and make restitution where we need to.

He also prompts us to think through the possible consequences before we act and save ourselves sorrow and suffering.

Often our actions also have consequences for others. When they are negative consequences God wants us to:

– admit our guilt,
– accept responsibility
– pray that He will give them special grace to overcome the consequences of our failures.

• 1 Chronicles 21:17