Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
by Finding You is finding me…
If you are going through hardships this does not mean that you are a bad person or that you deserve anything you are going through.
This might just be because you are in the will of God. Maybe your trials have come through a death of a loved one, loss of finances, a divorce, sorrows or loss of a friendship.
Matthew 5:45 says:
“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
John 9 verse 1 to 3 is proof that sin is not the only cause for our misfortunes or short comings as Jesus heals a man that was born blind and the disciples questioned if his blindness was caused by the sin’s of his parents or that it caused by the man’s own sin. He was blind so that the works of God may be displayed in him.
“As Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened that the works of God would be displayed in him…”
When bad things come our way it tests our faith and make us stronger. Sometimes God is trying to teach us something and to get our attention. God has a plan for your life. May your life be music to God’s ears. He is tuning you in one string at a time till your life sings a beautiful song.
Other reasons for Christian’s facing trials is that there’s a real devil that wants to destroy you…he hates you with a passion. The book of Job is a classic story of the devil and his schemes.
Ephesians 6:12 says:
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
How are we to fight these enemies of the unseen world? We have God’s power resting upon us. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. It’s the same power that rose Jesus from the grave. This power lives in us!
2 Corinthians 10:4 says:
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
Don’t doubt that God’s in control when you go through trials. Don’t doubt in your darkness what you thought to be true in the light.
Keep an eternal perspective…this is not all that there is to this life. There’s more!!!
There’s a saying that goes like this: “God will allow you to stub your toe to keep you from you breaking your leg.”
So how do we respond when bad things happen to us?
James 1 vs 2 – 7 says:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,
because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
You can make it through trials. Say that you CAN instead of that you CAN’T!
Complete the race set before you and know that you will receive your prize…and the Lord will say well done my faithful servant…enter into the joy of the Lord.