Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

Terri Reed here, so last night my daughter was working on an assignment for her Bible class at school and asked me if I knew any scripture that related to why bad things happen to good people. Talk about a difficult question!
Immediately a verse came to mind. I grabbed a Bible off my desk and opened to James 1:2-4. NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

I think we've all grappled with this question at one time or another. Are there any other verses that have helped you in answering this question?


Jan Drexler said...

Romans 5:3-5 "Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Terri Reed said...

Jan, thank you for sharing that verse. That is a very inspiring one.

Terri Reed said...

thank you for stopping by.

Sidne said...

"I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all" (Ecclesiastes 9:11).

Don't be afraid of what you are about to suffer, Satan will have some of you thrown into prison, which will test your faith, there will come a time of severe persecution that will be extremely hard on you and it will last for ten days, each day meaning a year. Be faithful until death and I will give you a crown of eternal life.(Rev. 2:10