Subtitle: Why bad things happen to good people
Think for a moment—are there really any good people? If we consider the word good biblically, only God is good. (Matthew 19:17). That being said, arbitrarily, He blesses us accordingly, i.e., not based on our worthiness or lack thereof.
Reflecting on the story of Job, it is a prime Old Testament example to answer this often-asked question. The Scripture acknowledges him as righteous—one who shunned all that was evil, (see Job 1:1) yet trouble visited his house. Through all of the turbulence of death, sickness, and ridicule, Job is left trying to figure out what it’s all about. In spite of the circumstances, the writer makes an astonishing statement concerning Job, saying, “In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22).
It is unfortunate that at this point many tragedy-stricken individuals grow fainthearted, turning their backs on God, but not so with Job. He endured several rounds of heavy blows from Satan, and still maintained his integrity; that in itself speaks volumes to his character. Close friends had a difficult time with the cruel hand Job had been dealt, not to mention his wife.
In the midst of her husband’s hardship, she struggled internally, and was overcome by discouragement. Undoubtedly the ongoing torture was hard to watch. She, too, wants to know the answer to the question: If God is God, then why are these bad things happening?
To continue reading, logon to anitajoeministries.com
Are you struggling with the pain of brokenness. With God’s help you can rise and overcome brokenness once and for all. Rising like the Sun is well crafted self-help tool that will take you on your journey to wholeness. For more information about how to get your copy: logon to anitajoeministries.com
Guest Blogger: Pastor Anita Joe – Thank you for visiting me!