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 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