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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People? (II)

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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Part Two

In my previous post on Monday, I talked about the “good people” aspect of this question. Today I address the “bad things”. To subscribe to my videos go to my Youtube Channel, Stirring the Deep.

1 Peter 1:6-7 “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ”

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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.

13 thoughts on “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People? (II)

  1. God allows bad things to happen to give us an opportunity to trust Him.

    When bad things happen we should always praise Him. We’re not doing so because bad things happen, but because He is still in control regardless how bad the situation is.

    When we praise Him we open a channel for Him to do good in our lives and that of others.

    • Hi Victor – thanks for stopping by and commenting! It is true the tough times are an opportunity to trust Him deeper and more. God is perfect in all His ways toward us – what great peace that is.

  2. Hi Rachel, I like your videos! 🙂 You know, bad things just happen and we need to learn from them and through them. We might as well because we don’t have a choice!

  3. Great post – I love the use of videos – your devotional was inspiring – God loves us. Bad things do happen to good people and it’s a wonderful opportunity glorify God thru the trials.
    James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy – when you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
    Love,
    kelly

  4. great blog keep up the good work

  5. Another powerful message, Rachel, and a super great presentation! Your message was totally on the mark and I hope a lot of people will view it.

  6. Good lessons on why bad things happen to good people. I’m sure I’ll be back to visit more.

  7. Great Stuff. Love the topic. I have been allowing God to speak to my heart for the last eight months because of the way some things unraveled at the church I was recently at. One of the things God revealed to me includes what you have shared as well as another reality – there is an enemy who battles against us as well. Recently I was lead to Daniel 10 because I was wondering why God was taking so long and if God even heard my prayer. Daniel had received a vision and then prayed for wisdom to understand the vision. For 24 days Daniel waited for the answer. Finally a messenger arrived and it was his comments to Daniel that helped my realize that sometimes bad things happen because there is also an enemy engaged in a battle against us. The messenger said, “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before God, your words were heard and I have come in response to them. BUT the prince of the Persian kingdom RESISTED me these past twenty-one days.

    • Hi Tim,

      I love that passage in Daniel – because it gives us a peek into the spiritual world as to what is going on. It encourages me to persist in my prayers and seeking God’s guidance. Thanks for bringing it up. It was a great reminder.

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