Today, one of my friends was having a very rough day. Some things have been happening that she doesn't understand, and she doesn't see the reason.... this is what I told her. It helps me to keep this in mind, so maybe someone else out there needs to hear it too...
I do not believe that everything happens for a reason. Bad things happen because sin is in the world, so there is this cycle of bad circumstances that happens because God gives us that freedom to decide how we are going to live..etc....HOWEVER... I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART!!!! That GOD GIVES reason to EVERYTHING that happens to THOSE WHO TRUST HIM!!!
This is so true...God doesn't make the bad happen...God doesn't WANT us to hurt. But we will, and you know what... He is right there, ready to help us up, and ready to make things better for us.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power, that is at work within us."
2 Cor. 4:8-9,16-18
"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed....Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affiction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but the things which are not seen. For the things which are seem are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."