I Wonder…Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?

April 25, 2021   /   Christ Church on Harvard

I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Habakkuk 1:2-4     Romans 8:35; 37-39


It is natural and OK to have big “God”


Age old question:    I wonder why things happen to people?


Theodicy Question:  why a God permits the manifestation of ?


We experience the effects of suffering and evil in the world


People in the Scriptures regularly  God about suffering and evil


Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1 (NIV)

How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3  Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Habakkuk 1:2-3

Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? Jeremiah 12:1 (NIV)

God can our complaints and questions

The most obvious explanation of suffering & evil is

Our natural world too has been impacted by Adam & Eve’s

This side of heaven we will never know why bad things happen to good people

One day Christ will our questions

Reminders for the journey forward:

Don’t become

Don’t allow unfair pain and suffering to your heart

We do not face pain and difficulty

Another question:   What to good people when bad things happen to them?

All things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

God can turn our trouble into !

God can take what is ugly and make it

Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:39



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