I have heard the same question asked many times before, why do bad things happen to good people. I do not know. The only thing I can do is to pray and to trust in his judgment. He has everything in control regardless of the situation and he is just asking that we trust him. Bad things do happen to good people, bad things happen to bad people as well, and though we do not understand, there is a lesson in what happened. I do not understand how a lesson can be learned from an accident or a sickness but I do understand having faith, that God will be in control.
I am not sure why we always wait until something bad happens or there is a disaster but we do and we break down, fall on our knees, and begin to ask God to intervene. We go about our everyday lives and never give God a second thought until something happens when we should have been interceding all along without even know why. Smith Wigglesworth once said, “I never pray longer than five minutes but I never go longer than five minutes without praying”. We are capable of leading a prayer-filled life but we always seem to let the world dictate how and when we actually do that. Our lives get busy and we think we can pray later but later never comes. We should be in prayer and interceding for our family and our friends on a regular basis whether things are good or bad because you never know when something is going to happen.
I am just as guilty as anybody about not interceding for family and friends and may God forgive me for doing that. I repent of not following through with my prayer life. I also repent of allowing the world to dictate my time. I know God forgives me and I know that he will forgive me every time but I need to put that behind me and move forward.
My ranting is warranted or at least in my eyes, it is and I ask God to forgive me for it, but today my little great niece was kicked in the head by a horse and she is in trauma care right now. My prayer was that God would reach down right now and touch her little body and heal her in the Name of Jesus. A prayer of desperation maybe but somehow I know that he will answer my prayer (a lesson learned). I know that he heard the prayer and I believe that when he hears it he answers it. The evil one has no hold on us when we surrender and release our lives to Jesus Christ. The outcome of the injury to my great niece is entirely up to God and I place her in his mighty hands as I continue to pray.
When we can make a decision to surrender to God totally and completely we will see the miraculous happen in our lives and in the lives of our family and friends. Every one of us have those we know and love going through something in their lives and we want to see them healed set free or whatever. All we have to understand is that God loves them far more than we do and if we will ask he will hear. We must believe in our hearts and not give in to the lies of the evil one. We will see results and God will prevail.
Hear this word! God says to turn your lives over to him and allow him to rule your life. He wants you to know how much he loves you and cares for you and if you will release your life to him, you will see results. Jesus says that I am your light and I will light your path to keep you on the right path. God says I love you and I love you so much that I gave my Son just for you.