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If I am God’s child, then why doesn’t He keep me from being sick or hurt here on earth?
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4).
Genesis 1:31; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 8:22
We often ask questions like: “Why am I sick?” “Why do people have to die?” “Why did my pet die?” Well, Jonathan, this is not the way God created the world to be. You see, after God created everything in the universe, He said it was all very good. If the world had stayed this way, nothing bad would ever have happened. But God created Adam with the ability to choose right and wrong. And even though Adam enjoyed everything in the Garden, and was even the head over all the earth, he still chose to do something terribly wrong. He chose to disobey God. Well, God made it clear that if Adam disobeyed Him by eating the fruit from the tree, then he would die. From that very first sin, all living things would have to die.
Sickness is part of dying. And even when you get sick and then get well again, it is still a reminder that the world is no longer “very good,” the way God made it, because we all sin against Him. But there is great news! If you are God’s child and believe in Jesus Christ, the Bible says there will one day be a place that is “very good” again; a place without the sickness and death that comes because of sin.