I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


why does god allow bad?

Have you ever wondered why God allows bad things to happen?

I have.

But that question hasn’t kept me from believing.  Believing there’s more to this life.  And even better … there’s more after this life.

Trust me when I say that I’ve got a mile-long list of “really God? this had to happen?  And, why that one?  And, that just didn’t seem fair.”

But again … we don’t have the bigger picture.  We don’t know what we’re being prepared for.  We don’t know how He’s knitting it all together.

Our job is to trust, have faith and through that … to grow closer to Him.

Do you know the story of Job?  He was a faithful man who loved God with all his heart.  The short of it is … the Lord allowed satan to take away all Job had … yet through it all Job remained faithful.  I’ve linked to a children’s version of Job’s life {I always appreciate me some cliff notes!} and I love this last sentence … “Job lived to be a very old man and died happy, full of knowledge and perfect in his understanding.”

Job literally lost every.thing he had.  Yet because he remained faithful to a plan bigger than himself, “he died happy, full of knowledge and perfect in his understanding.”

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12 Responses to “why does god allow bad?”

  1. Brian S says:

    That is always the big question. How could a God who loves us let bad things happen. Has anyone ever considered that if God prohibited bad things from ever happening, then we wouldn’t know that we even needed him? Adam and Eve took advantage of their relationship with God until they realized that they really needed him after the bad things started to happen. I must always remember not to take advantage of God’s relationship with me, not because bad things will happen, but because when those bad things do happen I am already in a right relationship with Him.
    I know you are not alone when others see what life throws your way and then they see how faithful you remain. It is giving credit not to how strong we are (which we aren’t), but rather how strong God is through us when we are weak.

  2. Stacey says:

    Thank the Lord for this man named Job. Where would I be without his testimony.
    Stacey recently posted..31 Days {Day 25} :: When It Doesn’t Feel True

  3. tracie says:

    “{faith} is giving credit not to how strong we are (which we aren’t), but rather how strong God is through us when we are weak.”

    amen brian! amen!

  4. Andrea says:

    love it!

  5. terrie says:

    thank you tracie……your words about faith brightens my day. love to the whole family.

  6. Martha says:

    You are such a stong, beautiful person and maybe God knew I needed you in my life!!

  7. Dawn says:

    This is a big question alot of people must struggle with. Mostly I get that God is not responsible for a lot of the bad and there is free choice, etc. I know I don’t understand it all. But it really is hard to wrap my head around when a child gets really ill, or someone who spent their life helping others suffers. Why???

  8. Ovid Ricketson says:

    …and Job cried aloud, “Though you slay me, I will love you”. And God stayed satan’s hand and restored to Job all that had been taken and much more. Job moved from ‘believing’ to ‘knowing’: from total surrender, came total victory; and from total victory comes this total peace. Be blessed in the mighty name, above everything that can be named; of Jesus.

    Brian…I like your post.

  9. Molly says:

    Thank you for this Tracie!!!!!!
    I once had someone call me a lemming for being a follower of Christ, in fact, their exact words were: “Are you that weak that you allow yourself to be such a lemming?” Through tears, I simply replied, “Yes, I am……., I am that weak.” I praise You Lord for Your love for me and that in You I find my strength!

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  12. Yolanda says:

    I feel this way so often. Thanks for putting voice to my thoughts.

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