Children, Family

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.



Well, Crap!

Close!We were thinking about how pretty snow is and then remembered what it was like to be paralyzed by it a few years back and this list kind of developed itself. It’s called “Well, Crap!” because that’s what you say when you realize when good things aren’t so good…Of course there are many more that could be added to this list, but it’s a fun list to keep none the less. Hope you enjoy.

  • Snow is pretty, but you don’t want to be stuck in it
  • Humor is amusing, unless it’s at your expense
  • Water is beneficial, unless it sweeps you out to sea
  • Food is tasty, but too much of it will stay with you
  • Soil is fruitful, unless it clogs up your water well
  • A couch is comfortable, until you spill your drink on it
  • Toilets are awesome, until they stop up and overflow all over the floor
  • Puppies are adorable, but their poop all over the house isn’t
  • Refrigerators are extraordinary, until they stop working
  • Cars are helpful, except when they run out of gas
  • Birds sound beautiful, unless it’s a rooster and it’s 5:00 in the morning
  • Fire is cozy, unless it’s burning down your house
  • Legos are fun, until you step on one in your bare feet
  • Washing machines are useful, until you dye your favorite white shirt pink
  • Bubble gum is tasty, until you pop a bubble and it lands all over your hair and face
  • Popcorn is yummy, until you get a kernel stuck in your tooth for like days!

Got any you want to add to the list?? 🙂