Journal



#1,214 Why Do Bad Things Happen?

That was the topic in youth Bible study tonight. This is actually a topic I’m really passionate about since every single person in the world has asked it.

“Why did my mom get cancer? She was such a good person.”


“Why doesn’t he love me back?”


“Why am I constantly in trouble with my parents?”


“Why did he leave my mom?”


This is what our students want to know.

Because of Hope, I’ve been reading Streams in the Desert for one year now, and that’s what every single day of the book deals with. I can’t sleep at night without reading the reassuring words that explain scripture through poems and journals by the great theologists. I hope that if you have a hard time loving God because you want to know why bad things happen, you’ll take my advice and read it. I’d tell you what I think about this, but I’d love to hear from y’all.

Why do you think bad things happen?