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Bad things happen to good people. Why ?

Updated on September 20, 2015

“Why do bad things happen to good people?” This is the most common question that people usually ask or even sometimes say it as a complaint or comment but it is noticed that there is always a hidden personalization in it. It simply means that why do (God let) bad things happen to good people?

As God is the creator of The Universe, we generally blame God for all of our sufferings but according to Bible, there are no good people and if we take ourselves to the past, Christ sacrificed his life for us, we the culprits and God paid with his life for our sins. Therefore, we do not have a right to blame god for anything that happens to us.

Without Bad, Good Will be Worthless

Going back to the question from where we started that why do bad things happen? I believe bad things happen so that good things can happen and so that you can value the good time. If bad never happens, good will be worthless. Whenever I observe around, I acknowledge that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every bad thing we see, there is an equal and opposite good thing to see. You just have to observe the things positively in search of happiness and satisfaction. Look for it and you will find it. You cannot have hot without cold. You cannot have light without darkness. In this world, it seems impossible to experience good without having an equal measure of bad for it.

I can see the universe as an intensifying infinity of positive and negative values. This helps me keep things in balance. When something bad happens to me, I look for the corresponding good. I try to be thankful for the bad because it helps me appreciate the good.

It is not always easy to see good after bad things happen, but if you look hard enough, you will get it. Once you learn to find the good, the bad things are much easier to admit.

Pain Awakens Us to God

While it is irrational moderately than Christian to receive affliction and no intellectual and comprehending Christian would welcome suffering for its own sake, the Bible actually makes it quite clear that faith in Jesus Christ does not assure a good life, but an ideal eternity. Certainly, there is more prophecy in Scripture of a struggle on earth for the believer than there is of gain and success. There may be Christian factions, who promise material wealth and all sorts of triumphs in return for faith, but this is a non-Christian, even an anti-Christian deal, and cannot be accepted in orthodox Christianity. Christians believe that this life on earth is only the land of shadows and that real life has not even begun. Hence, we can agree that bad things happen to good people. During harsh times, one thinks of God even more, memorizes him, praises him and that awakens us towards true devotion for God.

What Can We Conclude

The more you torture yourself with this question, the more unbalanced and unhappy life seems. The more you think on the bad things and pay no attention to or undervalue the good things, the more uneven life appears. No one in the World is completely happy, everyone has some or the other thing, which can hurt or can be a trouble for one to deal with but it is all about how we observe life and the World, where the real happiness resides and from where we get the strength to struggle. There is no definite way to allocate positive or negative values to things that happen in life, but if there were, I am sure the total of all the things and allocations will definitely be zero. So, stop bothering for the bad times, days or moments and the find the happiness of life in those little things that we usually neglect.

I think a little understanding of these things would have helped you to answer the questions that always strike your mind during hard times.

What do you Think?

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    • dashingscorpio profile image


      3 years ago

      Expecting to have "heaven on earth" leads to frustration and disappointment.

      The reality is whether you are a "good" or "bad" person you're going to have days of sunshine and rain. That's life!

      What did an infant do to deserve to be left in a 100 degree car and die? Nothing! This is why the notion of Karma is flawed.

      Several years ago when actor Marlon Brando's daughter committed suicide he said: "The Messenger of Misery stopped by my home today."

      Everyone gets (their) turn!

      Anyone who lives long enough is going to experience heartache, misery, disappointment, failures, loss of loved ones, breakups, and may even be victimized by others at times. One modern adage is "Sh*t Happens!"

      It's how we respond to the crisis that determines the quality of our lives.


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