This question has been bantered around so much in the minds of curious, searching hearts. Only when I see things from God’s point of view does this clear up to me. According to Jesus and other scriptures – BAD THINGS DON’T HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!
Jesus replied to a man who called him good, “Why do you call me good, there is none good but my Father in Heaven.” (Mark 10:18) And again,- “There is none good, no not one. We have all sinned, and gone out of the way. and come short of the glory (goodness) of God.” (see Romans 3:23-24) Jesus knew that if we view things acccording to appearances from our view, then we would never understand such questions. It is error to judge according to our view of who is good and who is bad. We can only judge their deeds. We all need a saviour. That is why God sent Jesus. No one deserves redemption. That is why we are all “saved by grace, – not by our good deeds.
Satan is alive and plenty active. According to John Chapter 10: v.10, Satan is doing all the “stealing, killing and destroying.” He always takes advantage of our “lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) Contrary to popular thinking; What we don’t know is what is hurting us. Satan has no mercy on anybody – old or young! When God binds him and throws him into “the bottomless pit,” (that time is nearing) there will be no more of this.
God is not interested in hurting us, even when he disciplines us through His word. It may cause deep conviction, and require some changes in our ways of thinking and doing, but it is only meant for our progress and victorious living in this life. “He sent His word and delivered them.” (Psalms) Bad things happen to all people, – but God can, and wants to turn them to something good.
If we study the scriptures and learn to think the thoughts of God, we will rise above these futile and limiting ways that plague the thoughts of “Fallen Man.” These points of ignorance and wrong thinking open a path for satan to come in and do his dirty work. (1st. Peter 5:8) “The foolishness (ignorance) of man perverts his way; and causes his heart to fret against the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:3) Remember this: God is a good God – and only God is always right! – whether I understand it or not! * Selah! (think about it.)
We should never be offended at the ways and thoughts of God, – Never! God is not mad at us,- neither does He do things to hurt us!
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