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Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

how to avoid the trap of bitterness
Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands
When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.

The following testimony is given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why does God let bad things happen?”

Help Others Discover the Benefits of Suffering

viewing hurts from a Biblical perspective
When expectations are unmet or a tragedy occurs, most of us react with frustration and anger. We want to blame someone or something for causing our pain.

Discerning the Benefits of Problems

finding God’s grace in hard places
We all want quick solutions to our problems. We want to be free of the pressure caused by problems and conflicts, but God wants to use that pressure to lead us to spiritual maturity.
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