I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil, I the LORD do all these things.
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
Some may think God does not create evil, nor do evil, but here in these verses it is clearly spelled out for all. God is sovereign and nothing exists without Him creating it. No evil occurs in history unless God has ordained it to take place. Some may even think that the verses are being misunderstood but I will ask this - Did Satan create himself? Of course not. And if God didn’t create Lucifer with a purpose for him that was intentional, then He isn’t God. Do you think that Lucifer ruined God’s plan? NO! God fulfilled His plan for Lucifer.
Other versions of the Bible call the “evil” God creates in Isaiah 45:7 calamity, bad times, disaster, and woe. The same can be said of Amos 3:6 - God causes calamity, disaster, and affliction. I also wrote of this in Bible Truth #123, Lamentations 3:38.
God is sovereign and He is working His plan for Creation and for each and every individual human being (Psalm 57:2, Psalm 138:8, Revelation 17:17). God created what we call evil, but He takes what He created and is working it in accordance with His will (Ephesians 1:11), and that to glorify Him.