150 thousand percent TRUE! I totally believe this and I am learning to be thankful for ALL things that happen!
Unlike Heather, I think false. Why did I fall and knock my teeth out in third grade and still to this day have problems?? What was the reason for that? AND, will we ever know the reason why things happen? Good or bad? If so, when? I'm pretty impatient.
Gina, because MAYBE God has a "perfect, cute, amazing" dentist picked out for you and you just haven't found him yet! HEE HEE! Impatient is my middle name...working on that one!
I think "good" can come out of a circumstance, but I don't necessarily think it's the REASON it happened. There's nothing that can biblically back that everything happens for a reason. But, it is clear that God can produce good out of a bad circumstance. For instance, one of my best friends recently died. His brother reunited with the family at his memorial service. I don't think that's the REASON why he died... but something good came out of it. But I also think some things just happen because it's life and things happen... like poor Gina's fall. It just happened because we fall down sometimes. It's that simple.However, I don't discourage people from thinking that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it's helpful to think that.
Depends on how you define reason. It's true that every action has a reaction. So everything that occurs will affect your's and my life in some fashion. And if everything began because of good and loving God, then we can assume that all things happen for the good of those who love God. But if we are defining reason as having some sense of significance. Than no. God had no special purpose for why I choose the slow lane in traffic over the rapidly moving lane. Unless of course you're a Calvinist, then I had no choice and God put me there. And if that's the case then God has some explaining to do, because I was 10 minutes late to work.But to be completely honest, I feel pretty secure with either option. And to be honest
"everything happens for a reason" is a good answer when it's difficult to explain why sad things happen...we never gripe about good things happening do we?As for Gina's teeth getting knocked out it was my parents' fault for not watching them while they were supposed to be babysitting them...I bet my Mom was ironing bed sheets while you guys were playing on the volleyball court... (we were in Las Vegas that weekend...SORRY JENA)
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