Does God cause bad things to happen? No. He is Love and
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
1st Corinthians 13:4-8
I believe there are 2 forces at work in the world
- Good vs Evil
- God vs Satan / The Devil
- Light vs Dark
- Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader
Whatever names you want to apply, but there are 2 forces at work in our world. God takes what Satan does and turns it into good. God does not cause evil.
He is with us when evil strikes and comforts those who grieve the passing of a loved one, a job, a home, a marriage etc… but He does not cause these things to happen.
Do bad things such as brain cancer and heart issues have to happen to us? No. Not those things specifically. However, Jesus said:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Now I know you are not looking for trouble but bad things will happen – Jesus said so but it was not predestined that your loved one would get brain cancer. It was just one of a many options that could have happened to him or her.
Jesus told us we would have trouble but He has overcome the world.
In the end God wins. Death will be put in a casket. We will attend his funeral.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”