“It’s not fair.”
“I’m really unlucky.”
“If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”
“I didn’t deserve this.”
“Why is all this happening to me?”
“There must not be a God or else this wouldn’t have happened.”
We’ve all had these types of thoughts when bad things happen. What are we to make of this and how do we deal with it? How could a benevolent God allow bad things to happen?
Perhaps the answer lies in comparing our (i.e. humanities) viewpoint of life events with God’s perspective. Let’s start with some examples in Biblical history of people’s response when good things have happened to them: