One of the most overused and frustrating phrases to me is, “Bad things happen to good people.” As Christians, we should know that we are going to face trials and tribulations. The bible tells us many times that when we face these trials, we should rejoice and be thankful. So why do people continue to say that bad things happen to good people? We need to BE THANKFUL that we are facing hard times. Imagine a life with no hardships: Non-believers would say that a life with no hardships would be perfect. Believers who fully trust Christ should know that if we did not face hardships, we would have nothing strengthening us or bringing us closer to The Lord. The Lord strengthens us and brings us closer to Him through our hardships solely because many people only pray when they need or want something from God.
Think of it this way..
Ever notice how non-believers often have a pretty good life? Many non-believers resent Christ because they were once Christians, but they quickly changed their beliefs when they began facing hardships. The devil will let you live a comfortable, sinful, tempting lifestyle so that you will not turn to God. God does not want us to just “be comfortable.” God wants us to rejoice in Him. He wants us to be joyous.
We are on this Earth for one reason and one reason only. We are here to glorify Christ and to bring others closer to Him. I know that I would rather face hardships every day of my life rather than spending an eternity in hell. These hardships that I face each day are temporary, and what is to come is eternal. And I cannot wait 🙂 After all, Psalm 39 says it perfectly, “everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.” Our time here on Earth is a tiny little speck compared to what is to come. Practice praising Jesus during that tiny little speck of your lifetime 🙂
“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure”