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Age old question. Tough one, too. Personally, I think the world is full of sin and bad stuff and bad people. I think God can step in and prevent some things and surely does. Especially, I think prayers help, but….Can’t say that I’m certain it was His ordained will that the bad stuff happens, but perhaps he allowed it…and for those who love Him, He will work his good. My son has type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in high school. When a faith healer prayed over him, saying he would be healed, my son was willing to accept that, but suggested to the person praying that perhaps God is allowing him to have diabetes for a greater purpose. My son in now in the NFL and mentors kids with diabetes. SO….who knows. Holly
Thanks Holly! My oldest daughter is a type 1 diabetic, and I admire your son for telling the faith healer that perhaps God is allowing him to have diabetes for a greater purpose. I also think he is right. Thanks so much for sharing.
http://writingstraight.com/2012/04/11/j-is-for-jake-and-juvenile-diabetes/ Here is a link to a post about Jake and his diabetes on my blog. I also posted another about “Walking on Water” http://writingstraight.com/2012/05/09/walking-on-water/…about doing the impossible.
I just wrote a blog on this same topic from a different angle. There is much that is revealed about the will of God that does not happen and much that is not His will that does. We tend to get almost fatalistic if we go too far to the “it is all God’s will” side, yet clearly God is in control.
It was never God’s will for Adam to sin, yet He had a plan in place set to make all things work to the good of those who love Him.
Thanks for the post.
Well said Ben!
When bad things happen is it God’s will? I believe God gives us free will, and sometimes someone’s choice (free will) can cause harm to others like drunken driving. If a person gets hurt or killed from a drunken driver, it not their fault. It’s not God’s fault. It’s the driver’s fault, but God permitted it. So why would God permit it? I think for a greater good that people should look and pray to understand. Jesus suffered on earth too. Now, what if someone dies from cancer? Did they smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, or is it a healthy child struck with leukemia? If they smoked then they contributed to the disease. If it’s a child then why would God permit that? Not to sound morbid, but what if that child was to grow up and choose Hell, so God took that child to Heaven at an early age instead? We can’t possibly fully understand the mind of God, but we can trust that, if we let Him, He will surely lead us on the path to Heaven. So…about God’s actions? You’re right William; it’s all good! And when we do suffer, God is right there with us to get us through even if we don’t fully understand. He’s the best friend anyone could ever have!
Awesome, JV! Thanks for sharing.
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