Mr Jack Graham,(not Billy Graham), on his TV program the weekend of 25 Sep 2011, stated, “There is nothing going on in your life, big or little, disease, or daily little things that God is not orchestrating. God is orchestrating your lives. He is in control. He has you in control. He will give you the desires of your heart.” Then he added, “We have so much trouble because we are chasing things of the world.” If God has us in control, how then are we chasing things of the world? Which way is it? Is God controlling us, or are we making the decisions and chasing the world? It can’t be both?
FACT: God is only controlling the things in people's lives who are submitted to Him according to His pure Word. If we are trying to claim or stand on incorrect interpretation of His Word, He will not back it or us up. Also, we allow satan to have control when we fail to forgive, 2 Corinthians 2:10-11. And Jesus says His Father will not forgive us if we fail to forgive others, Matthew 6:15, "But if ye forgive not men their treespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Therefore, when we are failing to forgive, envying others, holding anger (Eph 4:26-27), or we are rejecting any of God's Word, we are giving satan the advantage in our lives and he will bring in curses and as many other bad things as he can while we are out of fellowship with God. That is why so many Christians are as sick as the non-Christians in our society, they have allowed satan to have the advantage in their lives by being luke warm and rejecting God's Word to them. Look in Deuteronomy 28, there are no sicknesses in the blessing side, they are all listed as curses.
So do not accept Mr Graham's statement that God is in control of your life if you are wracked in pain, or suffering in many other ways. God does not treat us that way to teach or mold us as Mr Graham explains. God is a loving God, and He even changed in 2 Kings 20 for King Hezekiah and added 15 years to his life. God is not a respecter of persons, He respects His Word. Psalms 138:2 states that He has exalted His Word above all His names (KJV). God didn't respect King Hezekiah because he was a king, He respected him because he had been a Godly king. God respects our acceptance and obedience to His pure Word -- so take the time to seek Him and make sure you have the correct interpretation of His Word and talk to Him about your problem. God loves you as much as He loved Jesus!
Look at my two videos on "Prayer Changes Things - Prayer changes God and God changes things." God bless you and have a great day.