There are two ways to look at the question of why bad things happen to good people. But my memories of the losses & pain my loved ones endured is haunting me. Let’s look at it a bit closer. -Jacob’s sons endured a famine. You live forever, and you don’t know that either. Having said that, I have to admit that there are many questions I can’t answer about why bad things happen to God’s people. There was no question asked.I stand by the above article.William, I really don't feel like going into too much detail, but my problem is this. To the best of your ability, eliminate negative thoughts, concentrate on what you really want in your life. His love remains steadfast, and His plans for our hope-filled future were already in place. One of the people that had walked out of my life has since returned. The Bible says in Romans 3:12, “All have turned aside. Perhaps we’ve offered it ourselves. -Psalm 121 (Our help comes from the LORD.) There are three things you can do to get back on the right track.This is of course, an oversimplification:1. What you create, you can change. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.’" He endured the cross due to the joy before Him, according to Hebrews 12:2, and now He sits at God’s right hand. Since Jehovah God * is the Creator of all things and is almighty, many people may be inclined to hold him responsible for everything that takes place in the world, including all that is bad. They counseled Job to admit that he had sinned and that he deserved what was happening to him! I almost fell in love again & it just ended yesterday. This site is dedicated to providing answers to some of the most elusive spiritual questions of all time. I made me so I cant get a job at home instead of over the road trucking to be home with my wife? i dont have a choice being borderline personality, yet i try and change and strain my brain thinking of new ways to think etc, but still things only get worse, i see a dr. but it doesnt help, anti-depressants dont help. With our Father’s goodness in sight, however, we hold hope, even though we sometimes toil in the shadow of difficulty, that God overcomes the world. And in the middle of our suffering, many of us will ask, “Why do bad things keep happening to me?” We struggle to understand why a loving God allows such suffering in our world. -Hannah faced infertility and the taunting of others. Of course, the very opposite happened and I'd never have dreamed that it would have gone this way.More to follow, Also happening during this time, are more upsets. You can learn to manage stress and lead the life you've always wanted. Imagine and think intensely about what you want in your life. In John 3:16, the Bible says that He loves everyone. This "all things" includes correction, sometimes even harsh correction. However, once you forced your brain to see the good, they started to flow too. Several people whom I have given the most to over the years have recently walked out of my life with a viciousness that I'd never have expected. You have been given the gift of the gods, in that you are a creator of your world and your environment, and you don’t even know it. I know with myself when I get discouraged with my situations, sometimes i lose focus and see things distorted as to why things are happening and I want someone to tell me if I am not seeing things clearly. This encounter resulted in the final book of the Bible: Revelation. His children died also. I have no idea why you were born with your illness, only you would know that, but I know that no God, no Universe, No Soul and No Satan foisted it on you. The list goes back several years, but the more recent experiences are getting more and more serious. You are obviously not doing it right.When you find yourself in a hole, digging, sinking deeper and deeper, there is only one way to stop the trend. That, in a nutshell, is the answer to the so-called problem. Also in this process, like definitely attracts like, and once you get the hang of it, just one good thing in your life will begin to attract other like good things. A car crash claims the life of a Christian college student on her way home, a faithful pastor receives a cancer diagnosis, a family is away on vacation only to receive the call that their house was destroyed in a fire.. One of the most common questions believers and unbelievers alike ask is why a loving and all-powerful God would allow bad things to happen. And sometimes we simply desire to throw our arms in the air and quit the Christian race altogether. Get used to it. You are not held hostage to what may be unfortunate events in your life that seem to be some sort of karmic payback from a previous life. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. it seems like the root to my problems is also the solution, Dear Anonymous,Because similar questions are asked by other so often, and since it cannot be answered in such a short comment, I will answer in the next article to publish, probably tomorrow.William. I do not intend to trivialize your challenges, but because of limited space here, I cannot respond to your letters in their entirety, but I can perhaps offer some insights that may be of some help.If you are from up North, you are probably familiar with what happens when you make a big snowball and roll it down a hill. In other words, your inner reality is projected outward perfectly mirroring your inner state of psychic health. There is no inherent evil or lurking black clouds following you around. I gulped then muttered something about a fallen world, that life will never be perfect on earth regardless of whether we’re good, bad, or somewhere in between. Ignoring it to the best of my ability does help. The question was burning in me. Connect with Kristi at KristiWoods.net. You must look away from it. I know my scientist friend that comments occasionally will find this statement outrageous and scandalous, but I can tell you that you are connected in this complex, unseen web of consciousness to the most distant star in your universe and there is no empty space in between. You created all events in your life, both good and bad, from your perspective, but at this stage of your development, it seems like you have no control over the events in your life. The Bible words it calleth those things that are not, as those that are. But there’s the hope of heaven. However, once you forced your brain to see the good, they started to flow too. In verses 21 and 22, however, he responded in a way many of us might struggle to amid such suffering. I keep wondering why so many bad things happen to me, especially because I strongly believe in "loving others as thyself." why do bad things happen to good people. It’s not always easy, is it? Bad things happen to everyone at times. please. We are promised that, in God's plan, all things work together for good for those who are the called and who love God (Romans 8:28). I look at those who are succussful and think why can't I have the energy god gave them. -Sea creatures and birds (Gen. 1:21) It's like I'm filled with bad luck I always feel bad, I feel angry,sad,depressed and defeated. Of course, you don’t know that at this time, otherwise you would not be experiencing your life in this earth/world system. 21:4 (He’ll wipe away every tear.). Until you take ownership of the responsibility for all of the bad things in your life, you will never be able to create the good things either. In Job’s story, Satan played a major part. The hope and peace we so desperately seek is not found in stopping every bad thing from happening, because we simply can’t do it. Now I feel like in a flash I could be taken from it all! Now this is not as funny as it may seem, because of one thing or another, some people have learned how to project their beliefs to change and manipulate your beliefs and the beliefs of others, either consciously or unconsciously and for this reason, they can seem to be quite successful in life. For believers, heaven is. Still, he encountered “bad”. Another huge vet bill and a usually happy, trusting cat, now hiding under beds and unsocial to even me who has nursed her to health for a sickly 2 week old, half dead kitten. I made them hate me so much they never call me even on my birthday? Kristi, her handsome, retired-from-the-Navy husband, and their three children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle and have set roots in Oklahoma--where she keeps close watch for tornadoes and good chocolate. The first step is “realization and acceptance”, realizing and accepting responsibility for your life and all of its occurrences. In a sense you are then abdicating this responsibility to others. I used to ask this question almost every day.. and ended up with frustration. Why does a good and sovereign God let bad things happen? Do what ever your doing, as reading Bible. What you have to do is make sure that your the changes that are coming are of benefit to you. The terms good and bad in this description are arbitrary for sure, but generally, if you are in harmony with yourself, your contemporaries and your environment, your belief system will be in a natural state of equilibrium, the energy flow will be unobstructed by false beliefs, and bad events will be few and far between. I used to feel like bad things always happened to me, and if something was going to go wrong, it was going to be in my life. All rights reserved. I will respond to the above comment in my next article.William. I am one of the most thankful people for what I do have. It doesn’t have to be that way if you are willing to take responsibility for your life. Who are we trusting when those things happen to us? “We can ignore even pleasure. It seems evil has taken over to try to fool people into thinking they create negativity---its the work of the devil if anything. You need deliverance from demon spirits which other writers recognized are tormenting you. Bible verses about Why Me. He teaches us that He provides us with support and guidance during the tough times. my life is the proverbial exmaple of this...u cant begin to imagine....talk about bad things, recurring hell, only trauma--12 years straight and nothing else. I am a 51 year single parent and making ends meet with my job. Listed below are five. (Luke 8) Interesting comment,,,,,,,,,,and it represents your feelings and that is good,,,,,,,It has always been my intention to make you think,,,,and apparently I have succeeded.William. There we will find truth, contentment, spiritual riches, and eternal joy. So did his beautiful family. King David committed adultery with Bathsheba, then ordered her faithful husband’s murder as a cover-up. Now that I'm here I'm so unhappy with keeping up with middle class society. I can't help but think everyday man why couldn't I get my bachelors degree, why don't I have a better job, whats wrong with me? im desperate. I would suggest going back to the time when all of this negativity began to assert itself into your life, and see if you can discover any major changes that took place in your life then. In his case, the cause rests with the devil. He gained permission from God to sift Job, figuring loss might cause Job to curse God. It IS almost laughable that so much could happen in so small a space of time to one person, isn't it? I know I am being redundant here, but this is important that you understand this one rule, a rule by the way that permeates your universe, and that one rule is this, you get what you concentrate on, colored and tinted by your inner feelings. My dad died last year & I made horrible hospital decisions for him causing him pain, discomfort & death while thinking I was doing my best to save him. Why not create someone who won’t do anything bad, like us?” The answer was, “I understand the wisdom in what I am doing, and you don’t.” Exploding the Myth. Devastated, Job tore his robe and shaved his head. LOL I do get what you're saying and I totally agree with you that worrying really doesn't do any good but, rather more harm as it does focus on attracting more negative into my life. A coroner's inquest was set and her death was deemed as "suspicious with foul play suspected". -Psalm 25 (All are shameless who hope in the LORD.) Will we, like Job, cling to our Father? If humans wrestle with sin, who is good? It may sound harsh, but you may have had some influence over some of the unfortunate things that have occurred. Why did I have a child so young...im 30 and have nothing in savings...I can go on and on. God used their pain to reveal His glory, charging us with courage for our own journey. Jesus even tells us that. She is very unhappy & aided in ruining my 15 yr marriage. -John 14:26 (The Holy Spirit counsels us.) Suffering sometimes occurs due to the decision to sin by others or ourselves. Your a Douche Bad and bad things happen to good people everyday who didn't plan or deserve any of it. The universe is built upon the premise of change, and if the universe can change, can you not change too? However, because we live in an imperfect world, we all deal with good and bad. Try something else. A little boy bears permanent physical and emotional scars from parental abuse. Now, I know this is a gross oversimplification, but usually, and I emphasize the word usually, good things seem to happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. Job wisely refused, denying sin its power. Please understand, I am not suggesting the you are consciously making these bad things happen to you, but you do have a hand in creating them. The question still remains: Why do bad things happen to those who have faith in Christ? We are only good because He has taken our sins and is transforming us into His good image. I wanted to ask God why. Two of my kids approached me separately during those final weeks, and with pain on their faces, asked, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. If your having alot of conflict in so many areas of your life don't beat yourself up. Period!If you want the bad things to quit happening, you MUST look inwards, for the answers lie in your subconscious. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. I need help. You can’t even blame your neighbor with the loud barking dog and you can’t blame your inconsiderate boss for firing you. We will discuss this invisible connection soon. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. In each of these situations, guilty and innocent people suffered due to one person’s sinful choice. Dear Anonymous,I did not want you to think that I meant that you "consciously" bring anything on yourself, but for one reason or another, you are "unconsciously" attracting these events to you. If I had all the time in the world, I still couldn’t answer all the questions about suffering because some of them simply defy any human explanation. Why will they persecute me? If your everyday life is not satisfactory, then you must look inward to find the reason. now im dealing with deep past issues, a cheating lying emotionally abusive bf/ 2 very young kids, and borderline personality..on top of that my whole family is on my case about the way i lived and live..they think i dont try when god know its a struggle everyday just to keep sane..ive prayed intensely since i was a kid..for help, and for goodness for others, etc..and still my life keeps getting worse..how can u tell me i bring this upon myself? Other Bible verses include our four-letter word, too. Romans 8. Yet, it's not necessarily that God destined us for bad things. -Night and day (Gen. 1:18) But then one day I met a kid, I was lost in my thoughts sitting at window seat in DTC bus. In short, you are living in the future or your recent past. Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? So this is the second reason why bad things keep happening to you: you’ve been careless. Photo credit: ©GettyImages/KatarzynaBialasiewicz. (Again, not a financially good time to have it happen). I fully understand that you were not trivializing my run of negative events. Several of these verses center on the goodness of God as well as His creation. WHY DOES GOD LET SO MANY PEOPLE DIE IN HURRICANES ... Evolution of Consciousness through religion. Beloved pets got mauled by wild animals, hit by cars, one after the next. However, I'm scared of this dark cloud and what it means? The bad things that have happened to me and how I came through them are all because of the glory and power of God. Just work on yourself...let God grow your faith. God’s works are manifested in me. -Psalm 104:28 In it I give a much more in depth discussion on this very subject. I feel like things outside of my control continue to go wrong. Why do bad things keep happening to me? You are today living the outcome of your past thoughts and expectations. Salem Media Group. Never give up on God because He has never given up on you. A plane crashes, killing dozens of people and injuring more. They counseled Job to admit that he had sinned and that he deserved what was happening to him! For additional thought-provoking pieces on heaven, consider the ones listed below. Your scientists know that elementary particles react differently when they are being observed, so why is it such a stretch to understand that there is an unseen connection between the perceiver and the perceived. Why give light to those in grief” (Job 3:20 GNT). This would have been the time that I would have "expected" these same people who I've done so much for and spent so much time and energy on and with, to be here and be supportive of me during this rather frightening time for me. A belief that life is pointless and has no meaning, that despite all of your hard work, in the end you will die and your personality will be annihilated can be detrimental. I am no stranger to negative occurances as it began in childhood with a set of parents who, themselves, created a very negative "world" in which to grow up in. Here is the bottom line. There are NO accidents, and everything has a reason. So, in these instances, how does one deal with this? You create your reality through your thoughts, ideas, beliefs and expectation. This essay was adapted from an earlier version about the same topic, published in 2016. last month I get into a car accident, it really wasn't, but it ended up LEGALLY being my fault, forcing me to have to pay to get my own car fixed, needless to say the car is still sitting smashed in my driveway. 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