God is NOT punishing you when you’re suffering so you can relax. There is nothing the enemy wants more than for us to see God as angry and distant, cursing us with sickness and disease.
But he is the father of lies. He will even remind you of all those times you messed up, maybe this is payback!
I completely get why you may think this, when we read of God punishing sin so severely in the Old Testament, even visiting people’s sins to the third and fourth generations!
By reading this post, you’ll give yourself a break for any wrong-doing as you realise just how impossible it is for God to punish you. You’ll have a bank of evidence from Scripture proving God is not the cause of your suffering.
When I was a child, I just loved the story of Jonah and the Whale. The excitement and thrill that God would send a large fish to swallow someone whole.