Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

We live in a world full of suffering, pain, and sorrow… When tragedy comes, the agonized cry of the soul is “Why…?” What causes bad things? Bad things, as described above, are the result of poor planning, a lack of understanding, broken focus, and little discipline. The so-called “bad people” are apparently doing some things right, and the “good people,” well….they may not be doing everything perfectly. But the truth is…. Good things come from following principles; principles that work for all alike.   If anyone will follow the principles, they will have a degree of success; even if they’re “bad” people.  Sometimes good people, although good, don’t follow the principles of success. Sometimes bad things happen to people who seem undeserving of them. But God allows things to happen for His reasons, whether or not we understand them. Above all, however, we must remember that God is good, just, loving, and merciful. Often things happen to us that we simply cannot understand. However, instead of doubting God’s goodness, our reaction should be to trust Him. ”Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you come under His protective care. God is fully aware of everything that happens to you, and thankfully He is never asleep on the...

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