I just wrote this reply to another thread on this forum and thought it could help someone else too so I'm posting it for all to see. QUESTION: Why do bad things happen to good people? MY STORY: I read a book many years ago, autobiographical, written by a lady who'd died in the hospital (for minutes) and was brought back to life. She said she met Jesus while she was medically dead and she wrote a book about what he said to her. Time in Heaven is not the same as time on Earth, minutes here can be hours there or vice versa, who knows exactly? She said (paraphrased,) He told her we all CHOOSE OUR CROSSES TO BEAR, OUR DEEPEST SORROWS, BEFORE WE ARE BORN, AS SPIRITS IN HEAVEN. I thought, maybe. The next day, the front of the church bulletin quoted the BIble, saying, we've all been with Him from the beginning of time. Then it clicked for me. IT ALL MADE SENSE!! I love it when life makes good sense you know? Just think of the possibility. As spirits in Heaven, we'd want to come to Earth and SUFFER because that's how we grow. We don't grow much due to good easy times. We grow due to our challenges and sorrows. AND IT IS THE ONLY ANSWER I'VE EVER EVER EVER HEARD THAT SUFFICENTLY EXPLAINS WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!! I don't fully believe it's true but I don't believe it's not true. I've kept my ears and eyes open since the time I read that book, for ANYthing in the Bible to disprove the theory and I haven't ever seen even ONE thing, ever. I'm leaning towards believing it. I even think that maybe just maybe, God knew how much it killed my soul when my Mama died at age 34, I was 16, and He allowed me this answer, made an exception for me, as a special gift. Also, when I told this to my best friend, she said, "WAIT if I'm the one who picked these troubles I want to change my mind! I'm ready to trade the problems in for anything else!" She was funny haha! And on that funny note, I'll leave you, hopefully with some food for thought, because ya just never know! Be blessed
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