Good from bad

So sometimes life is kind of crappy. No matter what’s going on, you just can’t seem to get above it. It just stinks. Why keep trying?

People often say ,“Why does God let bad things happen to good people?”

What a huge question…especially to those who don’t have faith or believe in the God who gave us His best.

He gave us His Son who took on the sin of the world.
Your sin and mine.
He had to look away from His own Son.
For us.

We live in a broken and fractured world, tarnished by Satan. We live in a world where Satan does all he can to ruin God-purposed lives. The bad is because of Satan. Plain and simple.

So then, why does God just “let” bad things happen if He’s so powerful? Why doesn’t He just use His power and fix it?

God doesn’t need to prove His power to us. That’s not how He wants us to choose Him. He wants us freely, despite when bad things happen.

Our free will.
Our decision to follow Him.

There’s a scripture that says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

So when bad things happen, God makes good out of it. Bad things happen because this world is sinful. It can’t be a perfect world. That’s not God’s fault. That’s our fault. So it’s not His fault when things go bad here.

But God is loving and kind and uses bad things to make good things.

IMG_8949All bad things have side effects. Bad things can make us stronger, they can give us perspective to help others who are going through a similar situation, they can draw us closer to family.

There’s a tree in our yard that smells just horrible when the Spring comes. Sometimes I look at that tree and think it’s horrible! But recently, my little boy brought me a flower from that tree and honestly it’s beautiful.

Beautiful things come from horrible things.

 

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6 thoughts on “Good from bad

  1. Dawn Zinn March 15, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    One of the best responses I’ve ever heard to “why did God let this happen?” Or ‘where was God?’ is “God is not in the event. God is in the response to the event.”

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  2. OneBusyMama March 21, 2016 / 1:27 am

    I’ve seen so many good quotes about this topic. I’ve always hated the quote “God never gives us more than we can handle” because, obviously, there are things in life I alone can’t handle. I recently saw a modified version of that quote. “God never gives us more than we can handle WITH HIS HELP” I feel like the addition of those three words makes a huge difference. For me, it perfects the quote!

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    • The Best for our Family March 22, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Yes, I agree completely! I never liked the “God never gives us more than we can handle” quote. I like that addition because it really does fix what’s wrong with that statement. I love it!

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      • OneBusyMama March 22, 2016 / 3:01 pm

        It’s my statement lately!!! It’s what is keeping me sane!

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