Friday

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

If we could play God, I'm sure we'd do things differently. We'd make sure bad things didn't happen to good people.

We can't do that, though.

Because we're not God.

I don't think we'd want the job, anyway.

Bad things do happen.

The good die young.

Sometimes babies are taken from their moms shortly after they breathe life. Some before they even take that first breath.

This week, a friend of mine helped a good friend of hers grieve...after a drunk driver killed her friend's 19yr old son.

This week, I found out that a good, old, dear friend...who was like a brother to me...died young. WAY too young. He was the father of 7 children. His wife (an amazing woman) is now a widow. No one should have to go through that in their 20's, 30's, or 40's. That's too young. But it happens.

This week, I lost a baby. My baby had been growing in my belly. My baby is now in the arms of Jesus. I know I'm not the first woman to have a miscarriage. I know it happens everyday. It happens. Because life happens. And sometimes bad things happen in life.

I want to thank everyone out there who prayed for me. You didn't know what was going on. You just knew I was having a hard time. A bad day. Just that I needed prayer. And I did. Thank you.

I wasn't going to say anything here. I was just going to go on about my life and pretend that this had never happened. Call it trying to figure out a way to cope. I've never been one to hide who I am or how I feel, though. So here I am. I am hurt. Because something bad has happened.

I never want anyone to think that I would ever doubt God because of bad things, though. I wouldn't. I don't. I can't tell you why bad things happen to good people. I just know they do. God doesn't promise us that life will always be perfect. He doesn't promise us that there will never be pain.

He says that He can turn any situation for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I can't see the good in everything yet. I don't know that I will on earth. I still love Jesus with all my heart. I don't doubt for a minute that He knows better than I what tomorrow will bring, and what is best for that tomorrow.

I don't understand why bad things sometimes happen, but I do know that God will see me through. He always has. Through everything. And He will through this. Even though my heart is hurting.

-Me

7 comments:

kim said...

Amy, I'm sorry to hear about all you have gone through recently! Its hard to loose a child weather its at 6 weeks along or 6 yrs old. I can totally sympathise with you. I've had two miscarriages, one at 6 weeks and one at almost 4 months. I want you to know I'm praying for you. I know how difficult life can be sometimes. There are things we will never understand this side of Heaven but I do know that God loves us very much. Hang in there and know you have people praying for you!!!

Cynthia said...

I'm so sorry.

Heather said...

Amy, I am so sorry for your loss and for the losses of your friends.

Amy said...

Everyone-Thank you for your kind words and prayers.

Amy

Laura K. said...

heavy <3 for you.

Laura K. said...

oops, that was supposed to be a 'heart' symbol. Hugs.

Meg said...

Oh Amy I'm so, so sorry. I know how horrible it is to lose a baby, a baby that's very real to us as mothers even though no one else gets it.

I can't say anything more that...this sucks.

 
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