Romans 8. God’s works are manifested in me. Now that I'm here I'm so unhappy with keeping up with middle class society. Jesus refuted the notion of sin. Small obstacles do not usually affect a trend.After a while, trends take on a life of their own, become a part of what you may begin to accept as your "NORMAL" reality. Sincerely,Ella, Dear Ella,I read your letters with much interest. As you have said, we attract what we expect. -Sea creatures and birds (Gen. 1:21) She died 3 days later in hospital and her family was accusing me of having something to do with her situation. There we will find truth, contentment, spiritual riches, and eternal joy. 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. We find the list below in Genesis 1 and 2. The Knowledge that is given to me, I give to you. That’s the quick version, but there’s more to the answer. Illness is simply an outer manifestation of an inner state of being.William. It’s not always easy, is it? 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. He prowls here. I know this is hard to do under your circumstances, but it must be done if you want to stop the train.Remember this, mankind is the only species that worries and worry is the worst kind of negative thought. LOL Thank you William! First of all, technically speaking there are no good people. does anyone have a way out of this. Isaiah 43:2 promises that God will be with us, Psalm 34:19 assures God’s deliverance, and 2 Corinthians 1:4 reveals ministry opportunity for us as we comfort others due to the consolation we have found in God. In other words, I began to draw a line in the proverbial sand and explain to them where they had crossed it. As long as we live and breathe on earth, hard times will threaten man. -A woman was crippled for eighteen years (Luke 13) In the end, Job trusted his Father, and God remained faithful—just as He assures us He will be in our situations. my rent is much higher, there are more demands and school fees etc. Ignoring it to the best of my ability does help. 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. I lilled my mom when I was 5? My cat has healed her abcesses. This "all things" includes correction, sometimes even harsh correction. The Bible says in Romans 3:12, “All have turned aside. Having said that, I have to admit that there are many questions I can’t answer about why bad things happen to God’s people. The first thing you need to do is begin the task of creating your reality for your benefit and in that way it will also benefit others. Many impacted by this man’s life struggled to understand why disease plagued such a young believer in Jesus Christ. -Light (Gen. 1:4) 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. Illness is one of these feedback icons that will usually let you know that something is wrong psychically. You create your reality through your thoughts, ideas, beliefs and expectation. Why will they persecute me? She writes weekly and offers faith-building tools for a deeper walk with God at www.KristiWoods.net. I wanted to ask God why. This "all things" includes correction, sometimes even harsh correction. A belief that life is pointless and has no meaning, that despite all of your hard work, in the end you will die and your personality will be annihilated can be detrimental. As you can surmise, there are countless factors affecting the quality of your life, but there is one thing you must not deny, and that is, that you created exactly what you are and where you are today. These “why” questions are human nature; we all ask them. The list goes on but, you get the gist, I think. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The processes involved in consciousness thrusting subjective thought into objective objects and events is as natural as it is for the physical body to breathe. This energy will always try to replicate as nearly as possible, your inner psychological state and project it into the three dimensional physical realm. Why do bad things happen to "good" people, specifically those in the church? All consciousness naturally emits non-physical electro magnetic particles that eventually gather enough impetus, attracting others of like characteristics, swarming and then coagulating to form energy gestalts and then to break thorough the barrier from the unseen into the arena of physical materializations. Salem Media Group. God uses pain to get our attention. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. A young mother is dying of cancer. That is one of the most puzzling of all human problems. She is very unhappy & aided in ruining my 15 yr marriage. And here is the answer; you are learning how to discriminate and create exactly what you want instead of taking it “pot luck”, thereby enhancing every aspect of your life immeasurably. 1) We have an enemy. I actually came across your blog as a result of being in the midst of an overwhelming set of negative happenings in my life. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. However, consider what the Bible says about the true God: “Jehovah is righteous in all his ways.” —Psalm 145:17. We will discuss this invisible connection soon. Bible verses about Why Me. Job 1:1 describes him as upright and blameless, one who feared the Lord and refused evil. They counseled Job to admit that he had sinned and that he deserved what was happening to him! But there’s the hope of heaven. Suddenly people from the Bible kept popping into my head and I knew the Holy Spirit was answering my question without me asking it. 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. Basically, if your inner belief system is distorted, you will be planting the seeds for future events in barren soil and they cannot grow and form beneficial events in your life. We only need to keep our focus on our Creator and enter into His presence every day through the portal of His holy Word. “Were you good today?” Children are sometimes asked this question. Proud member 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. There is no one else that creates YOUR reality. Why did I have a child so young...im 30 and have nothing in savings...I can go on and on. When you are finally able to turn your attention away from the bottom, (your problems), you will begin to rob the negativity of its energy and it will begin to dissipate over time. However, I also recognize that in spite of my parents choices, I have also had a hand in my own rather negative set of circumstances. 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. If I didn't know your problems were dead serious, It would almost be laughable that so much negativity could happen to one person. The Bible helps us navigate through this tumultuous territory, revealing a loving God who offers embraceable and comforting hope—even when parts of the journey feel hopeless. (See Job 1.) 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. The kind of things you mention, seem to be associated with "a holding you back" kind of thing, perhaps from something you have been fearful of doing. When death, disease, and disaster strike, how can we reconcile our faith and our suffering? The hope and peace we so desperately seek is not found in stopping every bad thing from happening, because we simply can’t do it. You are learning to be a conscious creator and get what you want instead of bouncing off the wall from one calamity to another. We need not concern ourselves when good things seem to happen to bad people. Why do bad things keep happening to me? Hmm… Interesting question. I am one of the most thankful people for what I do have. Don’t stop that. What does this give you? Now, there is sometimes an element of truth in this explanation. 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! In short, you are living in the future or your recent past. We think that God destined us for these bad things, which lead to anger. 1. -1 John 4:19 (He first loved us.) Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Your point of view creates your reality?” What if that is a point of view you have? But I knew that God heard my heart. You can concentrate on wealth, but if inwardly you believe that wealth corrupts, you will get un-wealthy. He endured the suffering, clinging to God. Moving to a suburb with a great school and neighborhood was the main goal which I mad happen. This encounter resulted in the final book of the Bible: Revelation. But what or who determines “good”? Harboring bad feelings about others, perpetuating hate of anything, believing that the body is flawed and less than perfect, all of these can cause negative events to materialize. You can learn to manage stress and lead the life you've always wanted. There are many things you can do to prevent bad things from happening and to cope when they do. Our Father invites us to commune with Him in heaven through belief in Jesus. I help others when I can. 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. I look at those who are succussful and think why can't I have the energy god gave them. I've been going through numerous bad experiences. Perhaps we’ve offered it ourselves. Of course this statement is inverted and meaningless because good events are created by people who have learned to react well and expect good events and bad events are created by people expecting less than good in their life. Please feel free to keep in touch and let me know how you are progressing.William. The creation of reality is not arbitrary; it follows certain rules equally for the pious or the pompous. I saw & had to handle & cope with one thing after the next. This site is dedicated to providing answers to some of the most elusive spiritual questions of all time. I will try to shift my thinking and do everything possible to find new work and stay up late burning that candle to apply for better jobs and search. I lost my job due to the recession (not expected of course). I understand my life can be manipulated by how I perceive it, how I act upon how I think about it. (Ruth 1) You need deliverance from demon spirits which other writers recognized are tormenting you. Is this hell from my past life I don't know? As the life storm continued, friends came to Job’s side. Take some small steps in that direction. 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. I used to feel like bad things always happened to me, and if something was going to go wrong, it was going to be in my life. The Bible words it calleth those things that are not, as those that are. Bible verses about Why Me. But Job? Amen. You create your reality whether you know it or not and you are doing it in every aspect of your life day and night. If you are not lucky, some asshole will tell you that you just need to put better intentions into the universe. -Ruth’s husband died. First of all, technically speaking there are no good people. And He’s the certainty on which we can secure our hope. 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. Devastated, Job tore his robe and shaved his head. I do not intend to trivialize your challenges, but because of limited space here, I cannot respond to your letters in their entirety, but I can perhaps offer some insights that may be of some help.If you are from up North, you are probably familiar with what happens when you make a big snowball and roll it down a hill. I wrecked my knee. It doesn’t have to be that way if you are willing to take responsibility for your life. I give & give but no one is there when I need them. If your everyday life is not satisfactory, then you must look inward to find the reason. It often feels like difficult circumstances are directed at us. God will be with us, forbidding those things that harass us here on earth, including disease, violence, and the destruction causing us to question why bad things happen to good people. We all live through painful and uncomfortable things. last month I get into a car accident, it really wasn't, but it ended up LEGALLY being my fault, forcing me to have to pay to get my own car fixed, needless to say the car is still sitting smashed in my driveway. 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. How to Trust God When Bad Things Happen – and Keep Happening April 6, 2017 Guest Contributor Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! However, because we live in an imperfect world, we all deal with good and bad. -Jacob’s sons endured a famine. What if we consider our difficulties as a canvas exhibiting the brush strokes of God? I used to feel like bad things always happened to me, and if something was going to go wrong, it was going to be in my life. You can learn to manage stress and lead the life you've always wanted. Why, the little child will not run away from mother any more; it is sure to keep hold of her hand from now on. Period!If you want the bad things to quit happening, you MUST look inwards, for the answers lie in your subconscious. It wasn’t just one thing happening to one person, but several things happened to several people all at once. (Acts 7). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Suffering sometimes occurs due to the decision to sin by others or ourselves. Yet, it's not necessarily that God destined us for bad things. -Animals (Gen. 1:25) God will test those whom he wants to guide to a straight path. After all, our God is good, and according to 1 John 5:5,  believers in Jesus overcome the world. It starts off slowly, begins to pick up more snow, increasing in size and mass and gathering momentum. I know with myself when I get discouraged with my situations, sometimes i lose focus and see things distorted as to why things are happening and I want someone to tell me if I am not seeing things clearly. A little boy bears permanent physical and emotional scars from parental abuse. I moved out of my mothers house because I saw the struggle it was to pay bills and keep food on the table, I saw myself as more of a burden (although) my mother constantly told me otherwise. -Everything God made (Gen. 1:31). I came to expect the worst (by training from parental influences) and the truth is, negative occurances have plagued my life. 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. Do’t put yourself in depression. These additional Bible passages can help draw our focus to the Almighty and His love during tumultuous times. Some things that have happened have been the death of my brother in a car accident, my husband losing his job, our car breaking down, or us all of a sudden going broke. We are only good because He has taken our sins and is transforming us into His good image. I made them hate me so much they never call me even on my birthday? 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Jesus even tells us that. Imagine and think intensely about what you want in your life. Until you take ownership of the responsibility for all of the bad things in your life, you will never be able to create the good things either. Even when trials smack us in the face or toss us to the ground, our Father’s goodness never waivers. He praised the Lord and refused to sin. (Luke 8) However, once you forced your brain to see the good, they started to flow too. 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. First of all, nothing happens TO you, everything happens BY you. He confirms that the world is fallen because we are out of the relationship with God that we are meant to live in. 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. God will be with us, forbidding those things that harass us here on earth, including disease, violence, and the destruction causing us to question why bad things happen to good people. 21:4 (He’ll wipe away every tear.). A teenage girl overdoses on drugs. Beloved pets got mauled by wild animals, hit by cars, one after the next. It's like I'm filled with bad luck I always feel bad, I feel angry,sad,depressed and defeated. John, a believer in Jesus Christ, received a vision of heaven and was instructed to write down what he saw. The empty house next door (the neighbor who died) will be occupied for about a year by a friend of my daughter and her boyfriend (a good thing as this young woman is like a second/honorary daughter to me), my dog's tumor is holding its own for the time being and seems to be doing better after treatment, I've had one medical test (biopsy) completed and am waiting for the results and another biopsy scheduled for next month with results in October. it seems like the root to my problems is also the solution, Dear Anonymous,Because similar questions are asked by other so often, and since it cannot be answered in such a short comment, I will answer in the next article to publish, probably tomorrow.William. ... the Bible actually makes it quite clear that faith in Jesus Christ does not guarantee a good life, but a perfect eternity. The disciples asked whose sin caused the condition. A cat doesn't worry about the vicious dog that lives just down the block that loves to eat cats. I work and contribute to my family. And in the middle of our suffering, many of us will ask, “Why do bad things keep happening to me?” We struggle to understand why a loving God allows such suffering in our world. 1. WHY DO BAD THINGS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME? For believers, heaven is. Wouldn’t that satisfy our enemy? I'm not sure I can take many more awful things happening. 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. “We can ignore even pleasure. Job was a righteous man (Job 1:1), yet he suffered in ways that are almost beyond belief. God can handle our honesty—He understands that we will struggle with these bigger questions. I made my parents hate me to the point I was sent away at 14 to a boys home? Of course, I have yet to get through most of them but, will continue to read more. Luckily my kids are safe, but as for me I'm worried. I don't do drugs or drink I am physically healthy. 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. (Gen. 42-45) I fully understand that you were not trivializing my run of negative events. The future is forming now through your thoughts and beliefs, so be constructive and expect what you want.William. I hope this short answer will help steer you in the right direction.William Allan, William, I thank you for your answer. The universe is built upon the premise of change, and if the universe can change, can you not change too? But, that was a couple of weeks of accusations and fear that I just did not need or expect in trying to help save someone's life! You live forever, and you don’t know that either. It's just starting to become to much to handle. (Consider memorizing or studying a few to help during turbulent times.). I'm at a loss right now and anything further happening is pretty much beyond my ability to understand and even deal with right now. Why do bad things happen to good people...? Last November, I was in a head on collision( not my fault, other person was found to be the cause). 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?”. There is no one who is not affected by the harsh realities of life, and the question “why do bad things happen to good people?” is one of the most difficult questions in all of theology. I gulped then muttered something about a fallen world, that life will never be perfect on earth regardless of whether we’re good, bad, or somewhere in between. This BibleStudyTools.com piece contains these promise-filled verses and many more. I keep wondering why so many bad things happen to me, especially because I strongly believe in "loving others as thyself." The problem is that if you don’t know that you are creating your reality, this process gets out of hand, runs wild and sometimes instead of getting what YOU want and create, you are influenced by and accept the beliefs of others and then they get what they want of YOU. “Good” sits on a sliding scale. 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). I almost fell in love again & it just ended yesterday. We have this misconception that if we understand the reason behind our pain, it will lessen the pain—or at least make it easier to endure. Reality is a result of inner manipulations of consciousness, it is a feedback system and by observing and contemplating the relative successes and failures in your life, you can get a good picture of your inner state of being. Get used to it. W. Allan, Click on book to preview or download for $2.99, Click on the book to preview or download for $.99, Click on Book to preview or download for $.99. His love remains steadfast, and His plans for our hope-filled future were already in place. There is link to the site on the top of the blog. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. When you don’t take assertive charge of your own life and create what YOU want, then there are countless others that will gladly create what they want in your life. In other words, your inner reality is projected outward perfectly mirroring your inner state of psychic health. In John 3:16, the Bible says that He loves everyone. Of course, you don’t know that at this time, otherwise you would not be experiencing your life in this earth/world system. I can avoid negative thoughts but it suppresses my pain that overwhelmes me in tears. I'm 22 going on 82 physically :(, Dear Anonymous,What you are born with, you chose before birth. 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. If your having alot of conflict in so many areas of your life don't beat yourself up. when is a fetus alive. (for 10 minutes once a week only).2. -Separation of earth and seas (Gen. 1:10) There are NO accidents, and everything has a reason. Don’t just tell God you’re going to trust Him, actually do it! Hmm… Interesting question. Again, I do not know, but that’s only one of many sacred truths that a mere mortal like me cannot grasp. The bad things that have happened to me and how I came through them are all because of the glory and power of God. So there is no confusion here, let me give you a few examples of the type of beliefs that could trigger bad events in your life, but I want to make clear first that religion does not play into this scenario at all and an atheist can be as proficient in creating beneficial, positive, GOOD events in their lives as the most pious Pope seated on a golden throne in Rome. I would suggest going back to the time when all of this negativity began to assert itself into your life, and see if you can discover any major changes that took place in your life then. The good news is that your life can be turned around. The actions you took (or didn’t take) might have seemed small at the time, but they could have been pivotal in how events turned out. 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. I keep wondering why so many bad things happen to me, especially because I strongly believe in "loving others as thyself." Having said that, I have to admit that there are many questions I can’t answer about why bad things happen to God’s people. The miracle of the man regaining his sight—his life—displayed God’s magnificent work. But then one day I met a kid, I was lost in my thoughts sitting at window seat in DTC bus. I think back to my friend and his wife. That was pretty humorous and had me chuckling. However, once you forced your brain to see the good, they started to flow too. Everyday happenings in your life follow certain rules of this automatic creative process, which you have little control over at this time, but you can learn to gain control. Dear Single Parent,As you can see from reading some of these comments, your problem is not unique. But what does the Bible say? Now this is not as funny as it may seem, because of one thing or another, some people have learned how to project their beliefs to change and manipulate your beliefs and the beliefs of others, either consciously or unconsciously and for this reason, they can seem to be quite successful in life. There is nothing that you can perceive that you do not have your part in the creative process. My thoughts were not on these occurances at all. I don't think I have done anything to deserve this. So was Calvary. But I knew that God heard my heart. Get rid of any negative thoughts that enter your mind,,,,expel them instantly, they can be lethal to positive progress.3. Why do bad things happen to good people...? YOU CREATE YOUR PERSONAL REALITY, either consciously or unconsciously. To the best of your ability, eliminate negative thoughts, concentrate on what you really want in your 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. im desperate. A young mother is dying of cancer. You cannot blame some unknown force like “bad luck”, or the act of some capricious god figure, punishing you for past indiscretions. How does one attribute so much to one's own "creation"? i was molested from the time i was old enough to have memories which is around 3 up untill my pre-teens. When we flip to chapter 21, we read of a place void of tears, lying, death, and destruction. If you’re in a “my life is awesome” place in your life, the flip is likely true for you. If you’re in a “my life is awesome” place in your life, the flip is likely true for you. 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