Why Do Bad Things Happen?

A question all of us ask, especially Christians, is why do bad things happen in life? Why is there so much evil and hatred in the world? I don’t have all the answers but have pondered this and have an experience to share.


God sometimes allows challenging things to happen to others so love can minfest itself. I remember thinking about an acquaintance who was in a car accident and now in a wheelchair. His parents are divorced and his dad has a close, female friend helping with their challenge. I will never forget this. I was driving on the highway and just casually thinking why do things like this happen and the Holy Spirit answered immediately. It is to allow love to manifest itself. The love that this woman has in her heart had not manifested itself yet and God was using this very unfortunate accident to allow this.


Can you also imagine the joy the person in the wheelchair is going to feel when God rewards him and is also able to walk again in Heaven?


Remember Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”


When I start to ponder questions like this I try and remember and focus on the good things. We all have had good experiences and I try to search out the good. I try and keep the faith that all of these questions will someday be answered and redemption will prevail.


Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted”