Saturday, March 1, 2008

A tangent - For a Reason Part 3

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 8:47 PM
What about disease, miscarriages, tragic accidents, etc. that don’t involve another person? These things occur because of the presence of evil in our world, which really boils down to an individual’s choice as well. Romans 5:1 tells us that “… sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin…” Through the sin of Adam and Eve sin, evil, wickedness, and malevolence entered the world. Satan is real and “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour´(1 Peter 5:8) and he will use any device he has to bring us down, make us doubt, and distract us from living under God’s love and grace.
Therefore, in the sense that “for a reason” means there is a reason behind bad things happening, there is some truth in the statement. Everything happens either because God causes it or the devil causes it or because of choices that people make. Good can always come out of any situation, but bad things do not happen just so that the good can happen. Bad things happen because sin is a part of the world that we live in. One day we will live in God’s Kingdom where there is no evil, sin, sadness, pain, or sorrow. Until then we are to trust in, rely on, and believe God regardless of our worldly circumstances. We are to realize that painful situations occur because we live in a sinful world, but God will never leave us or forsake us, and if we continue to love Him He can make all things work for our good.

1 comments on "A tangent - For a Reason Part 3"

Robyn Malvasia on March 14, 2008 at 10:45 PM said...

I agree, God new we would need a guide book so he left one and his holy spirit is quielty whispering to us even in bad situations. He is telling us where all the windows are when doors are shut, if we listen.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A tangent - For a Reason Part 3

What about disease, miscarriages, tragic accidents, etc. that don’t involve another person? These things occur because of the presence of evil in our world, which really boils down to an individual’s choice as well. Romans 5:1 tells us that “… sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin…” Through the sin of Adam and Eve sin, evil, wickedness, and malevolence entered the world. Satan is real and “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour´(1 Peter 5:8) and he will use any device he has to bring us down, make us doubt, and distract us from living under God’s love and grace.
Therefore, in the sense that “for a reason” means there is a reason behind bad things happening, there is some truth in the statement. Everything happens either because God causes it or the devil causes it or because of choices that people make. Good can always come out of any situation, but bad things do not happen just so that the good can happen. Bad things happen because sin is a part of the world that we live in. One day we will live in God’s Kingdom where there is no evil, sin, sadness, pain, or sorrow. Until then we are to trust in, rely on, and believe God regardless of our worldly circumstances. We are to realize that painful situations occur because we live in a sinful world, but God will never leave us or forsake us, and if we continue to love Him He can make all things work for our good.

1 comments:

Robyn Malvasia said...

I agree, God new we would need a guide book so he left one and his holy spirit is quielty whispering to us even in bad situations. He is telling us where all the windows are when doors are shut, if we listen.

 

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