Why do bad things happen to good people?

This question was posed in institute today.  It assumes bad things shouldn’t happen to good people.  However hopeful that assumption sounds, it isn’t true.  In fact, we are taught the opposite — to expect, and even to rejoice in, trials:

…think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings… (1 Peter 4:12-13)

I’m not quite at the level of rejoicing yet, but I know trials are part of life — a part that doesn’t discount God’s love or mercy.

I heard heaven’s white noise today through this personally-helpful new perspective.


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