When you read the Bible, you see I just don't know why bad things keep happening to me and they just seem pointless bad events with no lesson and everything to do with problems that can worsen. These people are called doctors, clergy, scientists, drug companies and used car salesmen. Of course, I have yet to get through most of them but, will continue to read more. The ego loves its independence, so it blocks out much valid information that would alert you to the connection between you and your environment and as long as you believe you are totally independent from all that surrounds you, you will tend to believe that you have little control over your life. God’s works are manifested in me. There is some good news here and that is that if you really do create your life and its events as I have been saying all along, then you can change it. Please understand, I am not suggesting the you are consciously making these bad things happen to you, but you do have a hand in creating them. I work and contribute to my family. In Job’s story, Satan played a major part. The only sure way to change your present situation is to change how you think about it, and sometimes it is not easy to do that. You do know the answer to this, but you may not know that you know. Wouldn’t that satisfy our enemy? It gives you control. People in Africa and Asia are slowly starving to death. But then one day I met a kid, I was lost in my thoughts sitting at window seat in DTC bus. These are learning experiences that you accepted that are meant to lead you to new understanding. Is this hell from my past life I don't know? (Gen. 37- Gen. 47) You may have things surfacing in your life that are left-overs from a past life, but you are not at their mercy.Here is the good news, since no outside agency is causing your problems, that means that you can, by changing your beliefs and thoughts, begin changing the flow of your life, and begin eliminating the negative flow of energy, If the free flow of energy is blocked by flawed or negative lingering problems or negative thinking, the result is faulty events and constructions.The only way to change your life is to change how you think about your life.William. For instance, in John 9 Jesus and His disciples encountered a blind man. -Romans 12:21. There was no question asked.I stand by the above article.William, I really don't feel like going into too much detail, but my problem is this. I only have one thing to say in response to your reply to ELLA-what the cat don't know.... don't hurt him. The disciples asked whose sin caused the condition. I saw & had to handle & cope with one thing after the next. I'm trying to go about my life and concentrate on the good things around me instead. No relationships, no real friends only hell trauma...being tortured/tormented by abusive people, hell.. As i write this im in excruciating pain from an energy vampire draining/torturing me...my life has been only horror/abuse/hell and nothing else--NOTHING...nothing good positive....the things ive been through i can't write here its so much and so much hell....but imagine 12 years of only suffering...negativity---it happens in patterns to where...no matter what it..ALWAYS happens in this specific way....its happened so many 100's of times i already know....when its happening what the outcome will be with anything....no you are NOT creating it. However, God used this suffering for hope to bridge the gap caused by sin’s deep chasm. Bible verses about Why Me. It’s not always easy, is it? Many people in the Bible faced difficulties. I know I am being redundant here, but this is important that you understand this one rule, a rule by the way that permeates your universe, and that one rule is this, you get what you concentrate on, colored and tinted by your inner feelings. As Christ-followers, we must realize that we are at war. Everything increases when you move from a rough city to a affluent community. When we flip to chapter 21, we read of a place void of tears, lying, death, and destruction. then i went around life through my 20's having painful horrible thoughts on life and confusion etc, i been to psychiatrist and for years i havent gotten a diagnosis or much help..i suffered with an identity crisis, insecurity, pain, humiliation, loneliness, depression and did not know how to stop it. Proud member I understand my life can be manipulated by how I perceive it, how I act upon how I think about it. If your everyday life is not satisfactory, then you must look inward to find the reason. Guess who was there to try to help her? I'm trying to be strong but I can't hold up much longer. At first glance, our Savior’s death on the cross seems a travesty—an innocent man wrongly accused and put to death. A plane crashes, killing dozens of people and injuring more. But Job? does anyone have a way out of this. Why not create someone who won’t do anything bad, like us?” The answer was, “I understand the wisdom in what I am doing, and you don’t.” Exploding the Myth. You are obviously not doing it right.When you find yourself in a hole, digging, sinking deeper and deeper, there is only one way to stop the trend. If humans wrestle with sin, who is good? To the best of your ability, eliminate negative thoughts, concentrate on what you really want in your life. Is it really plausable that I brought - consciously or unconsciously - this upon myself in utero?! In other words, I began to draw a line in the proverbial sand and explain to them where they had crossed it. You can concentrate on health, but inwardly if you believe that the body is inherently flawed and vulnerable, born in sin, you will get unhealthy. Our Father invites us to commune with Him in heaven through belief in Jesus. Trends (Good and Bad), tend to keep going, usually getting stronger, until some great opposing obstacle causes them to change course. First of all, technically speaking there are no good people. my life is the proverbial exmaple of this...u cant begin to imagine....talk about bad things, recurring hell, only trauma--12 years straight and nothing else. )Good LuckWilliam, What about diseases and syndromes one is born with that progress? (1 Sam. Any light that you may be able to shed on this would be most appreciated as I'd love to know how to right these ongoings! I actually came across your blog as a result of being in the midst of an overwhelming set of negative happenings in my life. I would like to ask you, who do you think is causing your unhappiness? The question as it is posed; I know I’m not the best person in the world, but why do bad things keep happening in my life?It seem like I just get over one crisis and another one occurs. -Stephen was stoned to death. If that is the case, you may wonder, “How do I change this point of view?” Let’s again look at the question. We are promised that, in God's plan, all things work together for good for those who are the called and who love God (Romans 8:28). The Bible words it calleth those things that are not, as those that are. People were changed as a result. God uses pain to get our attention. One of the people that had walked out of my life has since returned. -1 John 4:19 (He first loved us.) “We can ignore even pleasure. Bad things happen to test your patience and for a good reason(God knows better than us). Fortunately for you, this is not the case.Your immediate environment is a result of unknown processes that bring about an exterior representation in physical reality of inner state of your being. A little boy bears permanent physical and emotional scars from parental abuse. But not all hardships rise from transgressions. I wanted to ask God why. I invite you to preview any of the books shown below that are available for download to your computer or any E-Reader device. why do bad things happen to good people. The book of Job deals with the issue of why God allows bad things to happen to good people. Anyway, I wish you well, and maybe you should make a small investment in my new book, "Why do bad things keep happening to me?" Turn you attention away from the digging and you will establish a BOTTOM.There is no limit to the amount of negativity that you can dig up as long as you keep focused on the negativity. Sincerely....thank you!Ella, This is exactly what I needed...I feel silly posting after reading all the things Ella has been through but to each's own right. This encounter resulted in the final book of the Bible: Revelation. But then, Satan struck Job a second time. But then one day I met a kid, I was lost in my thoughts sitting at window seat in DTC bus. (See Job 1.) Your physical reality that includes everything around you, your house, your car, your health, your natural environment, your graduations, friends, marriages, bodily health, your successes and failures are the result of this creative process carried out by yourself and your contemporaries. Two of my kids approached me separately during those final weeks, and with pain on their faces, asked, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. ... the Bible actually makes it quite clear that faith in Jesus Christ does not guarantee a good life, but a perfect eternity. Kristi Woods is a writer and speaker but mostly a Jesus girl. Other Bible verses include our four-letter word, too. :)My question:None of this was "expected" by me. This righteous man broke out in sores from head to toe. The question still remains: Why do bad things happen to those who have faith in Christ? 21:4 (He’ll wipe away every tear.). Nothing stays as it is, and if you can agree that change is inevitable, then all you have to do is steer the coming changes into more favorable channels in your life. In this world, we will face pain and suffering. Now, there is sometimes an element of truth in this explanation. In another analogy, because of its weight a freight train starts up very slowly, gathering momentum, but once it gets up speed, it takes much effort and energy to bring it to a stop, finally put it in reverse and change direction.You do indeed create your reality. Again, I do not know, but that’s only one of many sacred truths that a mere mortal like me cannot grasp. But there’s the hope of heaven. Still, he encountered “bad”. You must look away from it. NOTE: Related to Greg’s sermon, here are some helpful thoughts regarding a difficult topic: pain and suffering. -Noah endured a flood and loss of those surrounding him. I may be a little late on this, but I would like to say that I do not believe I have brought any of the bad things that have happened to me into my life. Why does a good and sovereign God let bad things happen? Dear Anonymous,I wish I had the space here to give you a more complete answer, but maybe I can reassure you that you are not under some kind of evil spell or curse. I'm 22 going on 82 physically :(, Dear Anonymous,What you are born with, you chose before birth. Bible verses related to Bad Things That Happen To Good People from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Of course, the very opposite happened and I'd never have dreamed that it would have gone this way.More to follow, Also happening during this time, are more upsets. At the same time, my much beloved dog has developed a cancerous tumor and vet bills have taken their toll at a time when I can least afford it. The knowledge is not new, in fact it is ancient and has been passed on since the beginning of time, It has been given before to those wonderers and searchers over the centuries. I wanted to ask God why. You planned it, you created it and there are quite valid reasons why your life is as it is. Why do bad things happen to "good" people, specifically those in the church? The only evil or black clouds are products of the mind, or the self, and unfortunately, I have to tell you that you should take responsibility and then begin fixing the problem. He praised the Lord and refused to sin. -John 3:16 (God loves the world.) I used to ask this question almost every day.. and ended up with frustration. It may sound harsh, but you may have had some influence over some of the unfortunate things that have occurred. Obviously I cannot solve all of your problems here and it truly sounds like there are multiple reasons behind what is going on in your life. The question was burning in me. Co-operation is one of the main attributes of consciousness as it joins with other consciousness to form and maintain a cohesive reality that all can agree upon and experience. The “bad”, as difficult as it is, results in spiritual good. So was Calvary. I have given a lot of help, consideration, time, energy and care to a lot of people and yet, these are the very people who have been the most cruel. Why does a good and sovereign God let bad things happen? If you’re in a “my life is awesome” place in your life, the flip is likely true for you. A disciple named Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 coins then ended his life due to the guilt. Do what ever your doing, as reading Bible. First of all, technically speaking there are no good people. We need not concern ourselves when good things seem to happen to bad people. I have no idea why you were born with your illness, only you would know that, but I know that no God, no Universe, No Soul and No Satan foisted it on you. Devastated, Job tore his robe and shaved his head. 1) We have an enemy. If I didn't know your problems were dead serious, It would almost be laughable that so much negativity could happen to one person. In John 3:16, the Bible says that He loves everyone. Since Jehovah God * is the Creator of all things and is almighty, many people may be inclined to hold him responsible for everything that takes place in the world, including all that is bad. Hmm… Interesting question. When i start really getting into bible studies, or going to church, or doing good, or anything that involves my relationship with GOD, something bad happens. God’s works are manifested in me. Why do bad things keep happening to me? (Luke 8) What you create, you can change. You cannot blame some unknown force like “bad luck”, or the act of some capricious god figure, punishing you for past indiscretions. I made my parents hate me to the point I was sent away at 14 to a boys home? In his case, the cause rests with the devil. We prayed with fervor for his healing. I look at those who are succussful and think why can't I have the energy god gave them. I used to ask this question almost every day.. and ended up with frustration. Take small symbolic steps in the direction your want to progress.4 Expect what you want to materialize in your life to happen within a reasonable amount of time. How can I turn this around and live healthier and happy. It doesn’t have to be that way if you are willing to take responsibility for your life. Period!If you want the bad things to quit happening, you MUST look inwards, for the answers lie in your subconscious. LOL I do get what you're saying and I totally agree with you that worrying really doesn't do any good but, rather more harm as it does focus on attracting more negative into my life. I identify greatly with what you are saying as I believe I am what I think. (Again, not a financially good time to have it happen). That was pretty humorous and had me chuckling. I laughed at your analogy of the cat not worrying about the cat-eating dog down the street. (Gen. 42-45) In a sense you are then abdicating this responsibility to others. According to Romans 3:23, all people, even the “good” ones, sin and fall short of God’s glory. We may discuss these matters on my Facebook Page under William Allan Leverick. i did not have a choice when i was being molested. Through their unwise counsel and encouragement, they implied that Job had sinned, resulting in the suffering. She is very unhappy & aided in ruining my 15 yr marriage. A young mother is dying of cancer. Dear Single Parent,As you can see from reading some of these comments, your problem is not unique. Job, a man who did right in the eyes of God, suffered greatly. -Rev. Why, the little child will not run away from mother any more; it is sure to keep hold of her hand from now on. Absolutely nothing is going right for me in my life right now: My parents are getting divorced, my cat which I loved so so much died last week, my best friend of 14 years ended our friendship because her boyfriend told her to, my home life is bad. it seems as though everytime I do something to try and move forward in this world, I get yanked in the other direction, I feel like a dog trying to jump a fence while chained to a tree. So this is the second reason why bad things keep happening to you: you’ve been careless. (Ruth 1) That is the main lesson of “earth” experience, is to finally learn that you are the creators of not only your personal reality but also the mass reality of the world in co-operation with all other consciousness. Beloved pets got mauled by wild animals, hit by cars, one after the next. Despite making the "right" choices, and marrying a wonderful man, bad things continue to happen that are out of my control, such as multiple miscarriages and a brother in prison. But my memories of the losses & pain my loved ones endured is haunting me. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God is aware of everything that happens and has the ability to take what was intended for evil and use for good. Well as a single mother trying to provide the best to my daughter on $14 an hour is hard. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Many scriptures note suffering as well as hope. i dont have a choice being borderline personality, yet i try and change and strain my brain thinking of new ways to think etc, but still things only get worse, i see a dr. but it doesnt help, anti-depressants dont help. The life you are living today, its success and its trials are the result of what your thoughts and beliefs yesterday. I hope this short answer will help steer you in the right direction.William Allan, William, I thank you for your answer. The concept is almost too simple in the telling, but it is true that a balanced, sympathetic, inner state of being achieves a harmonious state of equilibrium projected outward into a healthy and value fulfilled life. Here is the attitude you need to begin; “I created it, I’m responsible, I am going to learn from it and begin this very instant to create it better next time.” Remember YOU ARE IN CONTROL and you must learn to channel your positive thoughts into beneficial results. Hmm… Interesting question. To help you understand why we shouldn't be surprised that persecution or all sorts of bad things happen to us even when all we do is follow Christ, here are some things to consider. The universe is built upon the premise of change, and if the universe can change, can you not change too? The list goes on but, you get the gist, I think. His body, however, succumbed to cancer. I will make this short. You must remember that BAD EVENTS are bellwethers of inner problems, they are the “canary in the coal mine”, meant to alert you to inner inconsistencies and blockages of the free flow of energy. You created all events in your life, both good and bad, from your perspective, but at this stage of your development, it seems like you have no control over the events in your life. Suddenly people from the Bible kept popping into my head and I knew the Holy Spirit was answering my question without me asking it. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. So, in these instances, how does one deal with this? There will be times in our lives when everything seems to go wrong at once. I have always lived my life according to the idea that helping others is "beneficial" in one way or another to both those giving as well as those receiving. 1. -Romans 8:28 If I had all the time in the world, I still couldn’t answer all the questions about suffering because some of them simply defy any human explanation. Job wisely refused, denying sin its power. It wasn’t just one thing happening to one person, but several things happened to several people all at once. 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