Republican presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, was heard telling some of his followers at a campaign event in Iowa, that “God is telling us that no matter what happens, ‘It is part of my plan.'” Rubio was talking about the terrorist attacks on September 11th, and the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
“We are biblically ordered not to be afraid,” Rubio told supporters. “You know why? Because God is telling us that no matter what happens, ‘It is part of my plan. I will give you the strength to endure it whether you like it or not.’”
“Everytime we fear, every time we are anxious about something, what we are basically saying is that ‘I know that God is very powerful but this problem is so big that not even God can solve it. It’s got to be up to me to solve it,'” Rubio said.
“I was asked this question the other night,” Rubio continued. “‘Where was God on 9/11? Where was God in Paris?'”
“I said, ‘God was where God always is – on the throne in Heaven.'”
“Because the question was, ‘How could God allow these bad things to happen?,'” Rubio explained.
“It always challenges us to understand that God’s ways are not our ways. What we may interpret as bad, and most certainly is in the case of Paris or 9/11, even that is part of a broader plan for the universe and for our lives that we are just not going to know the answer to. God’s ways are not our ways.”