Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

So many times when tragedy occurs we shake our fists at God and ask Why?? Why would you do this to me? Why would you allow this to happen?

When, if truth be told, we need to turn that blame to satan, the destroyer of all things, and shake our fists at evil.

Bad things happen because of evil. Because some negative force wants to bring you down, wants to see you fall or fail. Because evil is out there waiting to steal, kill, and destroy.

Why doesn’t God just get rid of evil?  With no bad, there would be no good. There would be no free will, no choices to be made, no chance for you to choose Him on your own.

Does everything happen for a reason? You’ve heard it said. We all have. But when tragedy strikes and the emotion is real and raw, there is no reason worth it. God doesn’t allow bad things to happen to teach you a lesson. Bad things just happen. That’s life; bad things are inevitable. There may, in fact, be no reason for the bad. It’s up to you, and you alone, to turn that hurt, that adversity, that challenge into something good.

Why me, God? Don’t turn your questions and anger toward God, because He is only desperate for you love and your joy. He wants you to be happy.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of all of them. You’re going to be tried, you’re going to be hurt, you’re going to be tested; if you stay true to who you are and keep your faith, God will be there to help you through it.

Why is this hurt God’s plan for me? It is not in “God’s plan” for you to hurt or suffer. He does not cause pain nor take pleasure in your pain. Instead, He is crying and hurting with you. His “plan,” His hope, is that you will draw near to Him in your times of need and desperation. He wants to bring you comfort and peace.

So, it is my prayer that in your time of despair that you look to God for healing and comfort, and shake your fist at evil instead.

My prayer is for everyone to be more prone to hating evil than questioning God. To unite and let’s start fighting evil together. To not let the evil steal, kill, or destroy your light or your goodness. To, in turn, bring more goodness into the world.

After all, we all know the world could always use a little more goodness.

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