Why Bad Things Happen When You're Doing Good

25 min


There’s a misconception that God promised a safe journey in life. That if we become Christians, you avoid anything bad in life touching you. The reality is quite the opposite. Jesus himself, along with His disciples endured some of the biggest pain this world has ever seen.

Categories: Suffering & Evil, Dealing With Difficult Times

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Crushed is a multi-part series from ZOE Church LA.

I Keep Waiting Nothing Keeps Happening

Crushed | Part 6

What do you do when you're playing the "waiting game" with God and dealing with uncertainty?

When Your Problem Won't Go Away

Crushed | Part 5

When shift perspective and realize that your problem is much smaller than God, it gets much easier.

The Regret of Not Addressing Our Issues

Crushed | Part 4

Little things in life can add up and become much larger issues if we don’t catch them early on.


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Question Everything | Part 3

How can we make sense of suffering in the world and, if God is in control, why does he allow it?

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Why do bad things happen to good people? Find out how the story of Lazarus tackles this question.

Waiting on God | Part 2

Hear Abigail Reighard's inspiring story, who remains passionate about life despite chronic pain.

Life’s Toughest Questions | Part 2

With so much suffering in the world, we start wondering, why does God let it happen? Does He care?

Fighting the World, Flesh & Devil | Part 3

The Bible has a lot to say about the unseen spiritual world, which influences our daily lives.

Needles and Nails

Why does God allow pain? Pastor Brenden shares his family's struggle with a rare genetic condition.


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Against The Tide | Part 4

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If God Wants Me To Be Happy

Why Am I Not Happy?

If God wants me to be happy, why is it that I'm stressed out, anxious and maybe even depressed?

The Advantage

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We don’t have to search for advantage. The Holy Spirit is already helping and guiding our lives.

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The Divine Encourager | Part 3

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King & Kingdom | Part 1

Learn how where you prioritize God in your life can radically change your circumstances.


About this Pastor & Church

In 2014, Pastors Chad & Julia Veach moved from Seattle to plant ZOE Church in LA. Translated from Greek, "ZOE" means abundant life. Their vision is to have a church open to people of all backgrounds, with Biblical truth broken down in practical and relevant ways, intended to infuse God's love into all individuals and families.

Located In: Los Angeles, California

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