Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

It’s something we all wonder.

When loved ones battle terminal illness, and natural disasters turn people’s worlds upside-down, we search for answers in the mess. It’s unsettling to us- as it should be  -when innocent people have the unimaginable happen.

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This is not what God intended. The world He created was perfect- lush, sinless, painless and beautiful. After the Fall- when Satan tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden -our world became broken. We now live in a sin-ridden world, fallen from God.

Bad things happen because of the Fall of mankind, but God has a plan for restoration.

Thank goodness this is not the end! God sent His son to die for the sin and pain of the world, and He beat death and rose again. He is coming again to restore the earth to what God created. We are sinful beings at heart, but God has covered us in His grace, and there is hope.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

2 Corinthians 4:17

So what are some truths to remember in the waiting?

This pain is temporary. If you have placed your faith and trust in Jesus, then it is reassuring to know that the things of this earth are fleeting. This pain will end and you will be restored in Heaven.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Revelation 21:4

How you respond to pain can lead others to God. When you are faced with trials, how do you respond? Do you get wrapped up with earthly things, or do you turn to God? When we turn to God in the midst of tribulation, not only does it give you peace, but people can notice a difference in how you respond, and it opens up a door to share your faith.

When people you love face hardship, lead them to God’s truth!

God is working all things together for your good. It’s crucial to remember that we can’t see the whole picture, and God has a plan far greater than we could ever fathom. No matter what you’re going through now, the story will end in glory.

Evil can’t touch you. Once your heart belongs to God, you cannot be shaken. You will remain in Him forever, and He in you. Nothing this world will throw at you can take that away, and that is beautiful.

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God has won, and He has shared the victory with us. The story doesn’t end here, and because of that, we have hope in the hurting. Share this post with someone who needs to hear it!

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