Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once and He volunteered.— R. C. Sproul
Astounding Why Things Happen quotations
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Let me give up the need to know why things happen as they do.
I will never know and constant wondering is constant suffering.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Even if we may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen to us, we can know He is able to bring good out of evil, and triumph out of suffering.
Why bad things happen to good people
Love is not a maybe thing, you know when you love someone.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
I know deep hurt. But I also know deep hope. Sometimes God's power is shown as much in preventing things as it is in making them happen. We may never know why. But we can always know and trust the Who.
If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.
Nobody knows how things will turn out, that's why they go ahead and play the game...You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it's hardly ever what you expect.
Live one day at a time. Keep your attention in present time. Have no expectations. Make no judgements. And give up the need to know why things happen as they do. Give it up!
Something happens when your subconscious goes to work... That's why 'Sleep on it' is an adage.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
We can either see our circumstances as a set of random cruelties and then allow those hardships to turn us into bitter victims; or we can recognize the fact that, though we may never comprehend why hard things happen, they do, and when they do, we can reach for a larger purpose beyond the pain.
Have faith that when bad things happen to you, I belief in an after life, it is better to suffer here on Earth than what awaits you. That is why I pray for pain, and I get it. I do.
I can look at the future with anticipation.
And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
I think that we as a people are always prone to think about, well, tomorrow will be a better day. Well, why will it be a better day? And I think the more that we believe in doing things better, doing the right thing rather than hoping that that's going to happen, let's make it happen.
One of the worst things that happened to black people in America historically is integration. People ask me why I say that and I tell them it's because we gave up all of our control.
The average man finds life very uninteresting as it is.
And I think the reason why is that he is always waiting for something to happen to him instead of setting to work to make things happen
Think positive... and positive things will happen.
As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst thing that’s happened since I found out why Magnus was banned from Peru.
We're not always going to understand why something happens.
True faith is trusting even when it doesn't make sense
There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen.
Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.
One reason why I am quite angry with what is happening in Nigeria today is that everything has collapsed. If I decide to go back now, there will be so many problems - where will I find the physical therapy and other things that I now require?
You must stop worrying about why things happen and wonder what they mean when they do.
The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual.
That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.
You need to have a passionate interest in why things are happening.
That cast of mind, kept over long periods, gradually improves your ability to focus on reality. If you don't have the cast of mind, you're destined for failure even if you have a high I.Q.
Now what kind of an attitude is that, 'These things happen?' They only happen because this whole country is just full of people who, when these things happen, they just say, 'These things happen,' and that's why they happen! We gotta have control of what happens to us.
It's easy to get lost in endless speculation.
So today, release the need to know why things happen as they do. Instead, ask for the insight to recognize what you're meant to learn.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
[A God-thing is] when something happens in your life, and you look at it and can't explain how or why it happened, but you know there's a reason for it. You know that God is doing something in your life, and it changes you. There's no other way to explain it except to see it as a God thing.
Wide awake to the presence of God, I realized I had been so focused on asking why a good God allowed bad things to happen that I was missing out on the nearness of God all along. In becoming preoccupied with the why, I was missing the who.
Some things you just can't question. Like you can't question why two plus two is four. So don't question it, don't try to look it up. I don't know who made it, all I know is it was put in my head that two plus two is four. So certain things happen. Why does it rain? Why am I so sexy? I don't know.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.
Well, that's why smart people get tripped up with worry and fear.
Worry...fear...is just a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed in each of us. Because we are smart and creative, we imagine all the things that could happen, that might happen, that will happen if this or that happens. See what I mean?
Only bad things happen quickly, . . . Virtually all the happiness-produ cing processes in our lives take time, usually a long time: learning new things, changing old behaviors, building satisfying relationships, raising children. This is why patience and determination are among life's primary virtues.
Why do bad things happen? For pedagogical reasons, so that we can experience the power of Allah, catch a glimpse of Hell and fear it, so that we can practice seeking refuge in Him and, when relief comes give thanks to His mercy. Darkness was created so that, like plants, we could yearn and turn to the light.
I think I play tennis for, to against a big legend, big court, short time.
That's what I train for. That's why every day I wake up and I wish I could play those matches, you know. It's like, for me it's the best thing can happen is to play against that guy on that stage, you know.