How do we reconcile what the Bible teaches as God’s goodness and all-powerful nature with the existence of evil in the world? What is the biblical answer to the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?”

Having a biblical framework is crucial when bad things happen to us.

1. When we make bad decisions, CONFESS AND ASK FORGIVENESS.
2. When others make bad decisions, FORGIVE THEM.
3. When disciplined by the Lord, REPENT.
4. When tested, be PATIENT AND HAVE FAITH.

When times of trouble do come, remind yourself of the words in 1 Peter 5:10 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”