Why do bad things happen to good people? This familiar question arises quite publicly in wake of a great tragedy, like the flooding in Chennai, India’s 4th largest city, earlier this month, that claimed lives of nearly 300 people. But this question also arises within virtually every human heart when bad circumstances befall us. Perhaps we don’t voice it because, compared to Chennai, our “bad things” might not be nearly as tragic as others. Nevertheless when we experience misfortune or adversity or suffering, this questions arises within: why is this bad thing happening to me?
Listen to how the prophet answers that difficult question, and directs us to the worst thing imaginable where, ironically, we find hope.
Title: Stubborn Grace
Text: Isaiah 48
- why do bad things happen to good people?
- why do bad things happen to God’s people?
- why do good things happen to God’s people?
- why did the worst thing happen to the best person?