Does God Cause or Permit Bad Things In Our Lives?

Such a sad week for us here in The United States of America as we mourn the devastating tragedy in Las Vegas.

When tragedy strikes, people have questions and understandably so.

Does God cause bad things to happen to us? Does God permit bad things to happen to us?

I heard the most clearly laid out message on this subject that I have personally ever heard by Pastor Jeff Perry, and felt I wanted to share it today… to bring comfort.

Jesus said:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 NASB)

Here’s a quote from Pastor Jeff’s message and then a link to the full 34 minute teaching under the quote. I hope and pray this brings you encouragement in the midst of a week filled with grief and tears.

“There was a minister years ago that said, God’s a good God and the devil’s a bad devil, and it made a lot of theologians frustrated, but I felt like it was hugely clarifying to help me, as a follower, to understand – I could trust God. And as sovereign and as mighty as He is, we need to understand the results of the fall of man and what the devil’s temporary position is and what our position is currently in our authority that we have over him and what our effectiveness is in terms of that so that we’re not just thinking everything is from God. Because if everything was from God then where do we resist the devil and what do we embrace and if sickness was a gift from God to teach us something then every hospital and every doctor and every nurse is in violation of God’s plan for the people.”  – Pastor Jeff Perry


Here’s the link to this teaching:  Stand Firm In The Power Of God

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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