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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People? (I)

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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Part One

Below I share some of my thoughts on why bad things happen to good people. I’ll post the second half on Wendesday.

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

12 thoughts on “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People? (I)

  1. Well said (and well spoken!), Rachel. It’s funny, because I just read the message for today from David Jeremiah and he mentions the same idea.
    I love when He beats me over the head with repitition! 🙂
    I look forward to Part II…

  2. “Undeservingly Blessed” (D. Jeremiah)

    Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
    Psalm 107:15

    Recommended Reading
    Job 42:10-17

    Years ago an American rabbi wrote a book about suffering entitled When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Though it became a bestseller, many Christians found even the title questionable. The Bible tells us that apart from the imputed righteousness of Christ, none of us are really “good.” Jesus told the rich young ruler, “No one is good but One, that is God” (Matthew 19:17). Paul said, “I know that in me… nothing good dwells” (Romans 7:18). The Bible declares that there is no one who does good, “no, not one!” (Psalm 14:3 & 53:3; Romans 3:10 & 12).

    We can’t secure God’s blessings by our own goodness, but His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives. The goodness of God is credited to our account through Christ, and no good thing does He withhold from us. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him, and all things work out for our good (Romans 8:28). He is good all the time!

    Oh, that we would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and His wonderful works.

    God can make all, and does make all, work ultimately for our good. ~Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  3. That was a nice video Rachel…straight and to the point. We live in a fallen world so bad things can happen to anyone. That’s a shame. However, we are only here for a short period of time. Then, Heaven.

  4. Racehl, what a great message and wonderful presentation! You truly are gifted by the hand of God.

  5. God will also chasten His children if they sin because He loves them. If you are “born again” and you choose to “sin”, ye must suffer His chastening His Word tells us.
    And some will suffer more than others accordingly.
    We also suffer because Jesus suffered and to be “Christlike” we must also endure suffering by denying the world and picking up your cross and following Him.

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  7. Hey Rachel, agree with the perception. For a future study, look at Job as a man doing the best he knows how at the time. Then look at his three freinds as today’s denominational-preachers. Then look at Elihu as the book of truth, because God did not come down on him as HE did Job &his three friends.

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