Why Do Bad Things Happen to People?
Bad things happen in this world, and people suffer. Some people are hurt in accidents. Some are injured in sports. Some are born with physical problems. You can probably think of many ways that people can be harmed. Today there are many doctors, nurses, and other people who can help us when we are hurt or need special help. They can give us medicine and bandages, and they can operate if necessary. And scientists are always working on special tools to help. Glasses, wheels chairs, hearing aids, and artificial legs are just a few of their wonderful inventions. These doctors and scientist are gifts from God.
"Master," [Jesus'] disciples asked him, "Why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or those of his parents?" "Neither", Jesus answered. "He was born blind to show the power of God." (John 9: 2-3)
Matthew 5: 4; 2 Corinthians 11:30
Why does God let people have disabilities?
Note to parents
God planned for people to be healthy. Disease, death, and disasters are a result of sin in the world. Everyone living in this sinful world suffers the effects of sin, even Christians. God may allow us to go through difficult times to teach us to rely on him or other lessons. Whatever our struggles, God can be glorified in them. In fact, God delights in demonstrating his strength in weak people.
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