When bad things happen

Why do bad things happen to good people? 

This week’s episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees hosts David and Joshua Specht explore why tragedy strikes and how to cope afterwards.

The father and son duo don’t go as far as telling anyone how to feel when tragedy happens, but they ask you to take a second to look at the “how”. 

Your generational lesson: Bad things happen to both good and bad people, but there are a multitude of factors in both the faith and spiritual realms that affect why they happen.

Your Gen. X Advice: I believe in sowing and reaping but I don’t believe everything bad that happens is a result of sin and a result of God. We want to have free will but we want God to take it away from the people who could harm us. 

Your Gen. Z Advice: Life is a series of hills and valleys. When we’re in a valley, we feel like we need to get out right now, but maybe that’s not the plan. Growth happens in the valley, so working through it can be more beneficial in the long run. 

We live in a world where violence, disease, natural disasters and unexplained tragedy is part of the deal. Rain falls on the just and unjust.

Even the apostles who walked with Jesus all suffered and had painful deaths. 

Bad things don’t happen because God is an angry God, but if we are created in God’s image, there are other emotions to God than the popular image of a loving God. 

This is why God created ways for you to endure — the idea that peace goes beyond all understanding.

You may be suffering now, and you can feel however you need to feel in that moment. You can need time to work on pulling yourself out of that situation, but so many people go into a cocoon or check out because of bad things happening to them.

Don’t let tragedy derail you from your purpose in life.