One of the age-old conversations among saint and sinner,
is why bad things happen to good people. Last night at this writing, I had a personal experience that makes the adage true.
Back in 1962, when I bought the new home we still live in,
I planted trees, including an oak at the northwest corner of the house. About ten years ago, lightning hit that tree and
four years ago, we gave up on it and had it removed. And last night, a tornado went over hour house without touching down,
and took one of my other large trees.
And here’s the reason I’m still thanking the Lord for the sequence of lightning ten years ago that damaged the
huge oak. Because the way the wind was coming last night, it would have brought down the huge oak, right on top of our home!
That tree was so gigantic, that it would have demolished our entire house, with us inside. God saved our lives ten years
ago, but to Him, it was to come about last night.
How many times has He probably done that for me, and for you as well, and we still have no inkling
of His actions. For ages, people have questioned Romans 8:28; "And we know that all things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." My story is one answer. As for questioning
God, try Isaiah 55:8: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." He
knows the past, present, and future, so how can we give second thoughts to His.
When bad things happen, put the blame where it belongs…on satan,
and even when we can’t fully accept God’s Words, rest assured that God’s thoughts are ultimately in our
favor…even to a Heavenly Home for us when this sinful world is over. That will be worth it all. Think about it.