It is an age old question…
Why do bad things happen to good people?
I’ve had this very conversation with several people. It seems to be the one universal question that Christians and Atheists alike can sit down and talk about and then politely agree to disagree.
Life can be good, not good. Fair, not fair. Why is it that some people seem more predisposed to not good and not fair?
Is it about the choices?
A documentary I watched recently said that this one question keeps more people atheist and turns former Christians atheist more than any other question about GOD.
How can a GOD who is supposed to be loving and merciful let people languish in a toxic and fallen world?
Why can’t people who love him or choose to do right prosper and live long, distinguished lives? Why would that sam GOD not wipe out the people who deliberately choose to do evil?
As long as we are on this side of eternity, we will never truly know.
Anyone can be taken away at anytime. Perhaps we should pay less attention to the evil ones. Focus on the good ones before their live are cut drastically short.
I don’t have the answer. No one does. We can only choose to keep believing. Holding strong to faith.
The reason I pray the prayer of Jabez is so that I can be free of the evil that exists in this world.
Put your guiding hand over me.
Keep me from evil, so that I feel no pain.