Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Lessons on trusting God when bad things happen

You may have asked this question many times. Most people do, and the truth is we may never know. If you are facing this haunting question, we hope that the following Spiritual Formation e-Booklet will help. Read how others have dealt with tragedy, loss, and suffering while placing their hope in God. When it comes to matters of the heart staying true to the Father, despite the struggle, is what matters most.

Introduction: That Haunting Question
Facing tragedy with faith.
by Kelli Trujillo

Leader's Guide
How to use "Why Do Bad Things Happen?" for a group study.

Mourning a Miscarriage
When we lost our baby, I was haunted by the question why?
by Laura L. Mills

My New View of God
How devastating tragedy affected one man's relationship with God.
by Marshall Shelley

Can God Be Trusted?
What do God's promises of protection mean in the face of tragedy and suffering?
by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Where is God When it Hurts?
A sermon given on the Virginia Tech campus two weeks after the shootings.
by Philip Yancey

How Could God Allow Katrina?
The problem of evil forcefully reasserts itself.
by Will Reaves

Finding Purpose in Pain
Evelyn Husband lost the love of her life in a national tragedy. Now she shares her message about God's healing hand.
by Corrie Cutrer

How Katrina Made Me Thankful
When the deadly hurricane tore me apart from my young son, I reached out to God like never before.
by Stacy Nolan as told to Berta Delgado-Young

A Good Cry
God can use anything we surrender to Himeven our tears.

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Books to help you further.

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