Books have been written on the subject. Speakers make a career of talking on the topic. Thousands of sermons have been preached on the quandary: Why do bad things happen to good people?
It’s not hard to answer. Bad things happen to everyone.
Look at Jesus Christ, the best man to ever walk the globe. He loved his neighbor, healed their sick bodies, raised their dead children to life, restored sanity, fed the multitudes without charge, and showed a path to heaven. And what did he get in return? Crucified! That’s a very bad thing happening to a very good person.
But there’s a lesson to be learned. If bad things happen to good and bad people alike, the bottom line is not whether wickedness is going to appear, but how to handle it when it comes.
It is naïve to believe that one is going to cruise through the human experience without facing evil in some of its severest forms. The human world is a constant battle of good versus evil.
Just because you are a good and moral person, doesn’t mean you aren’t going to face evil and have to deal with its attempts to usurp the goodness in your life. So, again, the issue is not whether the potential for bad things happening comes along, but how you deal with it when the attempt presents itself.
A worst possible outcome happened to Jesus when he was nailed to the cross, but Jesus handled it so well. It didn’t give into the attackers. He conquered their intent by understanding his life to be God. He remained in a consciousness of Almighty Love, and three days later walked out of the tomb alive. What was a bad thing turned into a good thing.
We too, must handle the attacks of evil in the same way. When we stay united with Almighty Love, we retain the spiritual composure necessary to face evil fearlessly when it surfaces. Spiritual mindedness prevents us from getting stymied, perplexed or despondent. Spiritual outlook helps us see through the façade of evil and prevent harm.
So, don’t waste time wondering why bad things happen to good people. Bad things seem to happen to everyone in different forms. But that doesn’t mean the bad is going to take over and push out the good. God is the good, and God is permanent. Stay iron-bonded to the good and conquer the bad. Through Christ’s help, you can do it.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” Phil. 4:13, KJV.
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” Phil. 4:13, NLT.