Why Do Bad Things Happen?

24 Feb

One of the biggest problems I have with people interpreting disasters as God’s judgment or declaring that, “the kingdom is also ‘not yet: so we just need to ride it out until the millennium,” is that those perspectives leave people in a place where they can’t and shouldn’t do anything about the world around them. As we can see from our study of the Word, God has called us to be His answer to the world’s troubles, not to run from them. People often ask, ‘If God is so good then why does He let so many bad things happen in the world?’ The question isn’t, why does God allow bad stuff to happen; The question is, why do saints of the Most High allow them to happen? The Psalmist wrote, ‘The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men’ (Ps. 115:16). The saints have been given responsibility for the earth! We need to understand this.

Kris Vallotton

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Destiny Image, 2009, 180