#2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

November 16, 2018


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In today’s episode, Heather goes full-on faith deep, tackling the tough question that keeps many of us Christian women up at night: Why the heck does God let bad things happen, especially to good people? We’ve all been there, right?

Heather gets real about her own struggles and doubts, and she’s not afraid to ask the tough questions. She kicks things off by sharing a mind-opening video on suffering from Ascension Presents Chosen Confirmation series (check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMCPW53-cGw). It’s like a crash course for your soul on pain, suffering, and God’s love!

But here’s the game-changer: bad things happen because God hooked us up with free will. And he had to because He wants us to love him. In order for love to be true it must be free. Yeah, free will is like the ultimate gift and the ultimate challenge that allows us to choose God or not.

Heather breaks it down – God had to give us the freedom to choose, even if it means some folks make not-so-great choices. It turns out, love isn’t love if it’s forced. We’ve gotta choose it, freely and fully.

So, next time life throws you a curveball, remember this: God isn’t up there playing whack-a-mole with our lives. Instead, those not-so-great moments are a result of someone, somewhere, using their free will. Maybe its you, maybe its others. Regardless, the Lord can use the bad and bring about resurrection and good from it.

This episode is a rollercoaster of realness, and Heather invites you to join the ride. Get ready to challenge your thoughts on God, suffering, and the messy beauty of faith. It’s a Holy Hot Mess, and we wouldn’t want it any other way! 🌟

About the Holy Hot Mess Podcast

The Holy Hot Mess podcast is where we navigate the twists and turns of life as Catholic Christian women through candid conversations, laughter, and insightful interviews. Join your host, Heather, as she dive deep into the messy and beautiful journey of faith, healing, and growth.

In each episode, she shares wisdom and stories, from the comical to the heartfelt, and offers practical advice for managing the chaos of daily life. Whether it’s balancing family, home, work, or personal development, we explore it all with authenticity and a good dose of humor and a whole lot of our Catholic faith.

But that’s not all – we bring you interviews with inspiring guests who share their unique perspectives, experiences, and wisdom. From experts in Catholic theology to women with incredible stories of resilience, our guests offer valuable insights that will uplift and empower you on your own journey.

Expect laughter, tears, and plenty of “aha” moments as we navigate the holy hot mess together. The goal is to create a space where you feel like you’re sitting with a dear friend, sharing stories, giving space for growth and finding solace in the commonality of our experiences as Catholic women.

So, whether you’re sipping your favorite beverage or multitasking through your day, join us for a dose of faith, friendship, and the messy joy of life. Welcome to the Holy Hot Mess podcast – where every conversation is an invitation to embrace the chaos and discover the sacred in the midst of it all.

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