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If God is in control of everything, why do bad things happen to us? I'd like to believe in God, but I just can't understand this.


I’ve been asked hundreds of times why God allows evil to take place, and I have to tell you honestly that I do not know the answer—not fully. The Bible talks about “the mystery of iniquity” (2 Thessalonians 2:7, KJV)—and that’s what evil is: a mystery.

But let me tell you three very important truths about evil that might help you. First, the Bible tells us that evil does not come from God, nor can we blame God for all the evils in the world. Evil comes instead from Satan, and it entered this world when Satan deceived Adam and Eve and caused them to turn against God. Both evil and Satan are real, and the two go hand-in-hand.

Second, the Bible tells us that someday all evil will be banished. The vast spiritual conflict between Satan and God that has raged from the beginning of time will be over, and God will be triumphant. Someday all evil will be cast “into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41, KJV).

Third, the Bible tells us that in the meantime, God can give us victory over evil. This doesn’t mean bad things will never happen to us—but even when they do, we can know God is with us, and He will give us strength to stand against them. Isn’t it better to face life’s problems with God rather than without Him? No, we may not understand everything that happens to us—but when we know Christ, we know we are on the winning side. Why not commit your life to Him today?

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  1. gdrepair says:

    God give us free will to choose him or deny him. I came from a family where sin was ramped alcohol controlled my mother, she was in emotional misery she was living in disobedience to God. She lied and manipulated men to survive to try and fill a void in her heart a longing for love. She exploited her kids guilt, tripped, criticised us, broke us down and had us not only believing that something was wrong with us but reminded us that were were always short of perfect. She robbed us emotionally for her selfish being she controlled us like puppets. We were never to be able to ever be enough for her love.

  2. Michael says:

    I wish I could walk with confidence with God. But seems I don’t. I don’t feel Gods presence even though I continually pray every day. I was much happier in life as a good person and ignorant of God.

  3. Frances Kasper says:

    My son has brain cancer, daughter in law has always been a bully to me, she will not let me see or speak to my son. I know Its in Gods hands, I thank you for giving your Web Site to give me a better understandings when my spirit is breaking. I do trust God and just ask for prayer with my daughter in law.

  4. ann says:

    I don’t know how anyone can survive in this life without hope for the next.

  5. Ramona Rico says:

    Well said!!

  6. Edgar M. Cabrera says:

    Very few Evangelical Ministers acknowlege not to know some answers as Pastor BG does. He is certainly a man of God. God bless him forever

  7. Tersia Venter says:

    I’m so worried my husband has lost faith because he can not understand why God allows bad things to happen. I pray for him. He says he does not care whether he goes to hell or heaven. I will show him this information and hopefully he will repent and give his life to God again x

    1. Cristina says:

      I had this just happened and I can tell you there is Hope…my husband turned his thoughts around after me praying and praying. …now he is a totally different person! If you need some advice on this particular subject let me know and I can try my best to help yoy!!Thanks

  8. New Hebrew says:

    Of course God is in control. Don’t expect fireworks, observe nature around you and acknowledde creation. You will see God. Get the knees on the floor, face the east and raise thine hands and confess thanks to God for He is control of your life. Father, I thank you…

  9. alex says:

    Thank you for helping us to know GOD and also understand him well.

  10. Cormiere Bishop says:

    I believe that GOD is totally in control of all things. I’ve heard a few Christians say that GOD is not in control, but I just can’t or don’t want to believe this. I would never trust or pray to a GOD that I felt was not in control. I love GOD and believe that is the almighty! I don’t understand why any Christian would believe that GOD is not in control when he created and continues to create all things.

    1. Greg says:

      God is not in control of everything becuz sovereignty and control are two different things. God is sovereign. But everything outside his will is not in control. Paul labeled Satan in Ephesians 2:2 “prince of the power of air.” Satan is a thief and he has power through deception and apparently he’s the “great wind of the east” in the book of Job. I highly suggest u read Job and Jonah very carefully. The book of Job exposes satans power over man by deceiving not only job’s servants but also job himself despite the fact job still praised God but he also blamed God for the loss. “The lord giveth an the lord taketh away” Job 1:21

      Please read from Job 1 up until the End of God and satans conversation in chapter 2. i ran out of characters to finish.