Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

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Why do bad things happen?

April 17, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

This is a question that runs through my mind a lot. You turn on the news, and all you hear is how life went wrong. In our own lives, nothing runs perfectly all the time.

I’ll post my own ideas next time.

What do YOU think? Comments are welcome.

Blessings to you all

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 KJV



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Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. by Mary Saddik

    “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”(James 1:2-8)

    Bernadette, my first approach to answering this question was to express my personal belief that bad events/situations (which lead to our suffering as human beings) produces endurance, humility, depth of character, perseverance, patience, and ultimately tests our faith.

    My second approach to answering this question was to re-examine the biblical story of Job, a man who is a great example of a human being who encountered all types of bad situations.

    “Where there is suffering, there is holy ground.” – Oscar Wilde

    I came across this website about Job in my search for a response to your question:

    And, lastly…

    “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

  2. Those are beautiful words. Isn’t it amazing how God makes us stronger through trials? That link on Job is quite an eye-opener–amazing, well-written points. Thanks for sharing it! Love the verses you quoted too. They serve to remind us that nothing is in vain.

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