Blessed is a man who endures trials, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that He has promised to those who love Him. (HCSB)
Why do bad things happen to good people? As was mentioned in the post that I linked to, sometimes bad things happen because we’ve made a choice that is not good for us and that goes against God’s principles.
At other times it is a test of our faith such as was the case with God’s servant Job who lost almost all of his family and all of his wealth. Even Job’s health was compromised by the devil but God’s servant remained faithful to God.
Sometimes God wishes to develop our character to match more closely with His character through a difficult experience. God, Jesus paid the ultimate price for us through His death on the cross. Whatever difficulty we experience can never be compared to that and is a small price to pay considering the eternal reward and God’s great grace.
Preparing for the soon return of Jesus Christ, praise our Lord,