I have to see if I can get a little insight on a few things before I head off to bed tonight. I just got back from having coffee with my friends and our conversations were really DEEP tonight. We talked about supernatural experiences that they and friends of theirs have had. We talked about dreams. But, finally we ended up talking about why bad things happen to good people. I wish I’d had some insightful comment to share with everyone that could have shined a light and helped everyone say, “Oh, I see now.” That’s not the way it happened. My only pearl of wisdom was not really that wise, but rather only me stating the obvious.
I said that bad things happen to good people because, really, bad things happen to everyone. Just because you’re good doesn’t mean that you’ll be exempt. A few people made comments about God choosing to take some and leave others because of their ultimate purpose on this earth. I had to disagree. God is not the taker of life, He is the giver of life. He doesn’t inflict disease, He heals it. He is good, but there is evil at work on the earth as well. And, I also believe that we have to ask God to help us. We can’t push Him out of our lives and deny His existence in one breath and then wonder why he didn’t heal our sickness in the next. What if I told you He healed me? Would you even believe me? Yet, you’ll expect to receive healing?
Do you have any insight? Why does God allow bad things to happen to not only good people, but people who believe in the life, death and resurrection of His son? I’d love to hear your thoughts.