How Could God Let This Happen?
When tragedy strikes, we struggle to make sense of it. It often leaves us asking “Why?”
We can be angry, confused and feel defeated, asking questions there are seemingly no answers to.
How could this happen? Why didn’t God prevent this?
Children ask a lot of questions, too—sometimes incessantly. Maybe you did the same growing up, asking about things that puzzled you. Adults probably tried their best to answer, and whether or not you understood, perhaps it was a comfort just to have someone to turn to.
God is like that. He loves you and wants to be there for you. His love is so deep we can’t even grasp it—a holy love beyond human measure. And because of that love, He wants to bring you peace and comfort during even the most terrible experiences of your life.
God is a just, merciful and loving God who hasn’t forgotten you or left you to bear this pain alone. That’s why He sent Jesus Christ to earth for us—to break the barrier sin has created between us and God, and provide a way for us to be in relationship with Him.
While we may still have questions, there’s one thing we can know for sure: even in the midst of chaos, God’s love for us is constant. Like the father of a crying child, He wants to be with you. Not just today but for eternity.
Will you turn to Him now?
1. God loves you and has a plan for you!
The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” — a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
But here’s the problem:
2. Man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).
The good news?
3. God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could live with Him in eternity.
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!
“Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Jesus is the only way to God.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).
4. Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. He knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Saviour:
“Lord Jesus Christ,
I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I ask your forgiveness and now turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins. Please come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever.
Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Did you pray this prayer?