Why do bad things happen?
A fundamental aspect of being human free will. We decide to get out of bed, we decide to brush our teeth. And in both of those decisions are sub decisions which side of the bed will I role out of, how long will I brush for and with how much intensity.
You see decisions happen almost every minute of our lives. It's an integral part of being human.
I am sure we are all aware of is bad decisions, right?
Its actually a law its called the law of cause and effect or like in physics, Sir Isaac Newton’s third Law of Motion, which states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
You see its a simple fact of the universe, for every choice we make there will GUARANTEED be a positive or negative reaction.
Because of this law, when Adam and Eve were in the garden they had a choice obey God and continue in a sin free, perfect paradise or CHOOSE their own way and eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Before they disobeyed God they had no knowledge of good and evil. Why? Because they had only ever experienced good.
Now because their is sin in the world we see all sorts of sin and the consequences of that sin.
But how could God allow us to be deceived and fall into sin if He knew it would bring so much heart ache? God would not be a good God if he only every allowed us to make good decisions. This would take away our free will, and we would cease to be human.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Now before you think God is not fair remember that we had a free will to choose and God is a good judge and a good judge can not overlook sin.
Its not only our sin that can bring sadness and repercussions, but others sin as well. Sin will never only affect the doer.
To base ones happiness on our circumstance when its something that often changes and they can't fully control will only lead to disappointment.
So were do we go from here?
We all have done wrong at some point, we all know there are consequences: (Sadness, heartache, stress, anxiety, depression) How many times have we wished for something to go right!
God cares and He has a plan
Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
If he noticed a bird he will notice me.
Psalms 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
So before you think God doesn't care think again, He cares more than we know.
If you are suffering in some way today…if you are the victim of some evil…if you are confused about your life…if you are wondering why you are experiencing so many bad things…Just know that even though bad things happen to "good" people God is so loving and so powerful that he can take all of that and make the final outcome good.
In the Bible it says that the wages of sin is death ? Well that is found in Romans 6:23 and the rest of that verse says.....But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
There is only one person who has ever lived a truly good life. His name is Jesus Christ, God’s one and only son. Even though he lived a sinless life, God allowed him to experience sadness, pain, and even death.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Jesus Christ suffered so we don't have too.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
"I have set before you life and death, a blessing and a cursing: Therefore choose life!' (Deuteronomy 30:19)
I hope you choose a New LIFE today!