When Bad Things Happen

Ecclesiastes 8:14 NIV, “There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: the righteous who get what the wicked deserve, and the wicked who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.”

This verse reminds me of the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” When questions like these come to mind, keeping God’s perspective is what keeps us secure. We will not have all the answers to the misfortunes and tragedies that occur in this life, but we do know that God is just. We have to trust Him to deal with the evil we see. We do not need to carry the burden of trying to answer all of life’s difficult and confusing questions.

Photo by: Olya Kobruseva of Spain 🇪🇸

Although God’s timing often differs from ours, and we don’t always understand how He is working, we can rest knowing that He loves us, He will guide us, He will protect us, He will provide for us, and He will always do what is right.

31 thoughts on “When Bad Things Happen

  1. I no love what you said – We do not need to carry the burden of trying to answer all of life’s difficult and confusing questions.

    We know that He is sovereign control and is working all things for our good.
    Blessings Dawn 🤗💙

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  2. I agree Dawn. It is difficult to understand why bad things happen. We need to remember that the Lord has plans to prosper us not to harm us we just need to walk in faith with patience and trust, realizing God’s timing is not ours. Blessings! 🌼🦋🌺

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  3. Amen 🙏🏿. God is in control and is aware of all things so we don’t have to fix our eyes on things we don’t understand but we can choose to depend on God. Indeed, God’s timing is different but His gifts are perfect 🥁.

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  4. Thank you, Dawn, for the soothing peace of your words–especially since they’re based on God’s Word. With Him as our Guide, Protector, Provider, and Righteous King, we really DON’T have anything to fret about!

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  5. I’m so glad we don’t ever have to worry, even though sometimes we forget this useful bit of information and do it anyway. He already has our life’s mapped out. He knows our tomorrows! 🙌🏼

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  6. Although God’s timing often differs from ours, and we don’t always understand how He is working, we can rest knowing that He loves us, He will guide us, He will protect us, He will provide for us, and He will always do what is right. PERIODT!!

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