Why do bad things happen to good people? I go to church with a very nice family who just had a terrible thing happen to them. They attend church regularly, I see and hear them praying all the time. Does all that praying really work? Signed, Does God Really Hear?
Dear Does God Really Hear,
I have been a Christian for 33 years and I have experienced difficult circumstances during that time. One instance happened about one year after I received Christ. I was taking my kids to the daily Morning Prayer meetings. That morning in Colorado, the sun was shining and the scenery was breathtaking. We were filled with joy, singing on the way, “In the name of Jesus, we have the victory…” In an instant tragedy struck. I watched from a few steps behind as my son fell off the bike and landed on the street on his head. There was nothing I could do. The fall was so severe his legs were tangled in the spokes of the bike tire as he was laying there. I ran to him as fast a I could, the first thought the enemy brought to mind was, “He is going to die from a brain hemorrhage, the same way his father did.” My heart sank. I held him in my arms standing in the middle of the street and cried out with a loud voice, “God, not my son!”
The ambulance rushed us to the hospital, in the emergency room, the doctor told me he his skull was cracked almost all the way around his head. Blood was rushing to his brain and his head was swelling like a balloon. The same way my husband died. The doctor said, they had to release the pressure, cut into his brain and there could be the possibility of brain damage. The battle which wages in your mind during that time is unbelievable, Satan was whispering in my ear, “You are a rotten mother,” and so many other accusations. All I could do was pray. I got on my knees right in the Emergency Waiting Room and cried in anguish to God, when words could come between the weeping, all I could say was “Help me Jesus!” over and over again. The doctor came for me after the tests were done, He said, “The x-rays show his skull is cracked.” I asked desperately, “Please do another x-ray!” I insisted, pleading, “Please do another x-ray!” Finally he gave in. The doctor came back and said, “This time the x-ray shows no crack.” I knew God heard my prayer for my son.
Bad things do happen but Jesus is right there, John 16:33. Our Heavenly Father does hear our prayers, the Bible says in Revelation 8:3, the prayers of the saint rise into the throne room of God and are a sweet-smelling aroma before Him.
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