It’s a common question many people ask when disaster strikes in one form or another, “How could God let this bad thing happen?” But God never allows bad things to happen. God causes only good things to happen.
The belief that God allows bad things to occur stems from a misunderstanding of God.
God is Spirit. Everything that God made is spiritual, not material, and it is wholly good.
Material things and circumstances are temporal. In the eternal scheme of things, they are “here today, and gone tomorrow.” But the good of God is in Spirit, and it lasts forever. No good thing created by God is ever hurt, harmed, destroyed or threatened—ever.
The realm of matter and its frequent evil experiences is not God’s realm. It is what we call in Christian Science, the realm of “mortal mind.”
Mortal mind is a false sense of God’s reality. It is a limited, short-sighted, and temporal view of what exists eternally in the Mind of God as a spiritual creation. It is not the true sense of reality. It is a false sense. And there is nothing fixed or permanent about it. It is changeable, and can be improved, with a correct spiritual sense.
Jesus gave us the cure for mortal mind when he taught, “Know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). The healing truth is knowledge that God’s creation is wholly spiritual, eternal and forever good. There is no evil in God’s universe, there is no danger, no threat, no disease, and no death to fear or see.
As we understand the truth about God’s creation, we can overcome and defeat the lies of mortal mind. We can heal disease, reverse the bad effects of natural disasters, and restore harmony and peace where anger and rage once warred. What appeared to be “real evil,” can be turned around and replaced with real good.
So, never be tempted to blame God for evil occurrences. God has nothing to do with evil. God is good and causes only good. When evil appears real, the need is to turn from the false mortal sense of the situation, to the spiritual reality, and then that evil can be overcome and defeated.
Side with good and triumph over evil! God causes only good things to happen.