You see questions and mindsets like this, it’s as a result of our culture of not believing new testament revelations and realities.
First. God is in absolutely no control over what one does, That’s the definition of having freewill.
Second, The epistles clearly answered this question.
James 1:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one.
God does not test someone, He doesn’t tempt man. If God does any of those, what does the devil the accuser do?
Also, any issue that is not good, does not come from God. No matter the pastor or reverend who tells you otherwise.
James 1:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow [a]cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].
Most people site Job as an example of God “testing man” but that is plain wrong. As much as it’s hard to believe, the new testament shows us that no one actually knew God in the old testament. After preachers quote Job 1, they refuse to quote the ending of Job where he repented from his thoughts
1Then Job answered the LORD and said:
2“I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4‘Hear, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.’
5I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;
6therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.”
After all the rantings of Job accusing God of being responsible for his afflictions, he took them back at the end of his book because he found out he didn’t know God.
The old testament will make you see God as one tyrannical dictator that does as he wills. He can decide to kill all your children to “test” you. The old testament also tells us he is a “jealous God” but in the new testament, we see that jealousy is a sin and if it really was an attribute of God, it would have been amongst the fruits of the spirit
Also, same way some preachers call God “The God of fire” because Elijah called down fire and then killed his “enemies”. In the old testament where no one actually knew God, that was some “godly” feat but after God came as Jesus, we found out it was wrong
52And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.
Despite the fact that Elijah did it and the apostles were citing him, it’s evident that Jesus would have rebuked Elijah if he was there too
That should show you that because it appears in the bible, it isn’t always correct. First it has to be seen in Jesus then it has to be expanded in the epistles.
Jesus never tested or tried anybody. The epistles explain that he can’t do it.
God cannot, has never, will never test or try anybody.
Whatever negative situation you are going through, look for something or someone else to attribute it to because it has nothing to do with God as he has no negative of any sort in him.
The devil is and has always been the tempter/trier Matt 4:3
I’ll suggest you download and listen to ALL THE SERIES OF “SO GREAT SALVATION & THE LAW IN GENESIS” on Livingwordmedia from Pastor Onayinka Olusegun (saints community)
For more clarifications, read the bible in the light of Christ