Why do bad things happen to good people?


Not that I am particularly good, but I have often wondered why God ‘allows’ bad things to happen to ‘good’ people. Especially now.

If you know the experience of Job as detailed in the Bible you will see what happened to the good and ‘righteous’ servant of God who was stripped of everything – his children, his livelihood, his comfort, his health. Oh but he was spared his wife.

So in my own ‘Job experience’ it hurts me more than anything that even though marriage left me estranged from my immediately family, in 2012 I gave birth to and subsequently lost my baby, on top of that I am also losing my husband who does not want to be married to me any more.

So this is why I can’t respond to your wedding invitations, hen do invitations, birthday invitations, dinner invitations, party invitations etc. Because every day I am simply surviving and I can’t pick up all the broken pieces of my life and I can’t pick up all the shreds that remain of my heart, of my confidence and of my dignity. I am wallowing through it every day.

At the end of the biblical story of Job, he was given twice as much as he had in the beginning. So my prayer is that all the tears and all the pain I carry will be removed to leave space for the good and purposeful plans God says He has for me.

Jeremiah 29:11

 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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  • 3 responses to “Why do bad things happen to good people?”

    1. Perhaps like Job, somewhere God is saying have you considered my servant Tola!
      on the one hand, we may find ourselves saying seriously Lord, thanks a whole lot for thinking so much of me. On the other hand you think about it and you get to the point where you're like you know what seriously Lord, thank you for thinking so much of me that you trust me with certain troubles knowing that I will make it to the other side and I will make it eventually.

      I am encouraged in knowing that trouble wont last always. I am encouraged with my God who promises me double for every pain and embarrassment and I am especially encouraged in that you Tola, an incredible woman of God, would be so transparent in your journey and that without knowing it God is using you to help heal and encourage someone else.

      Why do bad things happen to good people? Don't know. But aren't you glad that God doesn't allow us to go through it alone 🙂

      A forever Friend who never leaves nor forsakes us.

    2. Hope so. Love you too angel x

    3. Claire says:

      you are the best person and everything will work out for you, I promise! Love you xx

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