Trouble in your family? Yeah, look at Joseph. He knew sibling rivalry but held onto his faith in God.
After being beat up, sold into slavery by his own brothers and experiencing more conflict than one should ever have to face he was able to say,
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Genesis 50:20 NIV
to go to passage.
What about Ruth & Naomi?
“Don’t call me Naomi, ” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.”
Ruth 1:20-21 NIV
For that passage go to: http://bible.com/111/rut.1.20-21.NIV
How about a man named ‘JOB’?
When he was suffering big time his own wife & supposedly godly friends didn’t bring any comfort, as a matter of fact, they actually made things worse by telling him he must have done some serious sinning and was being punished by God. He says to his wife,
He told her, “You’re talking like an empty-headed fool. We take the good days from God—why not also the bad days?” Not once through all this did Job sin. He said nothing against God.
Job 2:10 MSG
Go to; http://bible.com/97/job.2.10.MSG for that passage.
Now, consider Jesus Christ. He, who knew no sin and did nothing but good and showed nothing but love & healing, was put to death like a common criminal.
Being good in God’s eyes doesn’t mean we won’t encounter bad situation.
It doesn’t mean that we will be sparred hardships, however, when we do experience loss, health issues or things just don’t go ‘our way’ we know who to turn to & that we can keep holding on to His mighty hand.
It rains on the just & the unjust.
In Christ, Beetle
If you are struggling with why bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people go to the post 👉 God remains.
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