Monday’s Moment

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all (Psalm 34:19).
The question is often asked, Why do bad things happen to good people? On the occasion when Jesus said, “Peace be still”, it was during a storm. Jesus and his apostles were in a boat; Jesus was asleep and a storm arose. The apostles were frightened and woke up the Lord. Jesus arose, calmed the storm and rebuked the apostles. He asked them, “Why do ye fear? O, ye of little faith.”
Paul reminds us that sin entered the world by one man and death came about by sinĀ (Romans 5:12). Thus, all have sinned and death comes upon every man. Sickness, sorry, pain and suffering are the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin, as is death. We are not held accountable for the sin of Adam and Eve, but we do suffer the consequences.
God never promised His children that they would not suffer, but He did promise that He would never leave us and that with Him we could overcome. Therefore, we do not have to fear; we enjoy the peace of God that passeth all understanding. This is why the apostle Paul could write from a Roman prison: “Rejoice in the Lord alway and again I say rejoice.”
Let us be thankful that we have the opportunity and privilege to walk with God and we have the promise that God will never forsake us.