There are so many questions that are in the hearts and minds of many teens (maybe even you), so through this series, I want to help answer some of those questions for you or for those who are around you, so you can help them, too.
Through this series, we’re going to be answering several questions like why do bad things happen to good people? If God is a loving God, why is there so much evil in the world? And how do we know that the Bible is the True Word of God? And so many more.
In this podcast, I want to help you answer the question, “Why did God allow ____ to happen to me or someone I know?”
This question, I feel like is one of the biggest reasons Christians struggle with the character of God. They don’t understand how a good God could allow tragedies, pain, sickness, you name it, either to happen to us or someone we know and love.
Before I was a Christian, I struggled with this thought process. I couldn’t understand how if God was good, why bad things happened. Many people said things like, “Well, God allowed that to happen to you because you messed up and He wanted to teach you a lesson.” Or “You don’t see the bigger picture. He had to allow this thing to happen in order to put you in the right place.” Or “God allowed this to happen to bring you to your knees and come to Him by faith.”
Can I just tell you something right now? This thought process may go against everything that you have ever heard, but all of those things about God are a lie.
He did not allow bad things to happen to teach you a lesson. He did not allow bad things to happen to put you in the right place and He did not allow bad things to happen to make your faith stronger. But instead of taking my word for it. I want us to really get into the Word of God and see what God says about why bad things happen to good people.
Oh! And be sure to stay all the way to the end of the podcast, where we announce what's coming up with the UncommonTEEN App!
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