Saturday, June 27, 2009

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

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This week we received some sobering news. A fellow friend was murdered in the country he was ministering in. I can think of only two words that describe what I'm feeling...shock and sadness. This tragic event begs the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" The DTS was faced with this question when a lady they met shared her story of loss, pain, and destruction.

I know in my heart that free will was the most loving choice that God could make to allow us amazing relationship with Him. The flip side of that is sometimes people make bad choices. Not just bad ones but ones filled with hate and destruction. These are the ones that bring me to my knees in prayer.

We've experienced God's protection many times, but anything could happen. In my prayers to God for protection, I also hold to unwavering faith, knowing that my hope and trust must always be found in Him.

Please pray for this family. Because of the sensitive area they worked, I am unable to disclose much information, but God knows and He will hear all the prayers going up for them.


4 comments :

melanie said...

I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family as well as your friends family. Peace.

Nina in Portugal said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Jen. It breaks my heart.

I will be praying for this family.

The Reeds said...

I'm so sorry. It breaks our 'flesh' and makes our faith tremble. What a price to pay.

I say it, not because it is the firs thing we think of in a time like this, but because we know it to be true. We know it's the only thing that could make us pack up and leave grandparents and move into such uncertain futures....

God is good and all to his glory.
Mourning with you,
g

Stonefox said...

So tragic, Jen. I'm praying for this family.

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