WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

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Why do bad things happen to good people?  It’s a hard question to answer in a world that’s full of ugliness, hunger, pain, inhumanity,  brutal death or hardship.  It’s especially hard to answer for a Christian, because it’s assumed that we go through life without any of that, or that we are oblivious to it.

I wonder why some people have it all and others just scrape by.  I hurt inside when I think of all the blood shed in countries living under cruel oppression.  My heart aches when I hear of acts of a deranged mind taking the lives of others.  Tears fall when a young person dies. When undeserved pressures plague those who trust in God, I wonder where God is in all of this.

God is in control of everything that happens in our universe.  He placed the stars in the heavens and created all life that exists here.  He planted each seed to grow and nourish His children.  He provides for our daily bread – even when it’s just a crumb.

On the other side of the coin – from the beginning of time, we’ve been disobedient to God.  What we deserve is punishment, but God loves us and doesn’t want us to suffer.  He provides a way for us. That WAY is Jesus, and the payment he made for our transgressions.

This world isn’t our permanent home.  What’s waiting for us on the other side of eternity is where life begins.  We’ve been given this time to grow our relationship with God.  It’s a time for us to share our love for Him with others – to serve Him, by serving others – to face difficulties with Him as our counselor – to look forward to freedom from all the troubles of this world.

God is faithful and His love endures forever – even in times of trouble.  That’s truth we can count on!

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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