Why do bad things happen to good people? I asked my parents this question at the age of 14 when a very close friend was killed in a car accident. A young girl who was so pure and innocent, with a love for life and compassion for others. Someone who spoke only words of kindness, reached out to others with a heart of gold, brought joy to those around her. She was a good person who was killed in an instant. Why?
An unborn baby that has a severe heart defect with 2 incredible God loving parents. These parents are friends of mine and they are so loving, patient, and compassionate with their 3 beautiful children. He is a youth pastor at our church and she is a stay at home mom providing unconditional love and lots of fun for her little ones. They radiate joy. Even when they learned of the news of their son Stehpen having such a serious heart problem, they never complained. Their son has a special heart. They know God is in control. They know they can get through anything but still... why does something like this need to happen?
Please read more about their story on their blog by clicking here.
A beautiful mother fights breast cancer, then loses her husband in a tragic car accident and 5 months later finds out her cancer has returned. WHY??
These are all good people. God loving people. People that have joy deep in their hearts. People that bring light and love to the world.
God graces us
He uses us to shine a light
We fret over someone cutting us off on the freeway or someone jumping in front of us in the grocery store line. It's time to realize how precious life is and not waste a moment with out being in joy. Be an example to others of what living a life with God is like. Before getting upset over something "little" take a deep breath and smile.
I have an overwhelming sense of peace tonight. The more I pray, the better I feel. I feel safe. I know He is in control and it feels good. I can't answer any of those questions. I may never know why bad things happen to good people but I can choose joy, whatever the circumstance, because they have.