Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
– Psalms 57
3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
– Psalms 130
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
– Psalms 7
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
– 1 Corinthians 6
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
– Lamentations 3
None of us deserve any measure of mercy.
To the question on why bad things happen to good people I believe RC Sproul answered “There are no good people”, just wicked vile people who deserve to go to the deepest part of hell. the better question to ask. says RC Sproul Jr is, why do bad things happen to good people (1)?
We are what we do; we are liars, adulterers, and murderers; dishonorable to our parents, coveters, and idolaters. The Bible says that there are none good, no not one (Romans 3:9-18). Such that we do, and so often that we do them that the Bible says He is angry with the wicked everyday.
Yet God in His love for us has done good things that we can all enjoy (Matthew 5:45). The food we get to eat, or the moment of peace we get to enjoy; the chance encounter with a long time friend, or an accidental happening to a co-worker we can all reminisce with laughter.
But there is a special kind of mercy reserved for the saved. That mercy is being spared from eternal damnation; for if none that are good, all deserve entry and stay in Hell. It is mercy none of us deserve, but by His Grace He sent His son down to be the propitiation for our sins.
His son took our place becoming sin, so that we can be the sons and daughters of God (Ephesians 1:5). He looks at us now as His children, and we can now say “Abba – Father” (Romans 8:15).
1. Why does God allow bad things happen to Good People? RC Sproul jr. Youtube.com June 6 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZN2EYKkzPQ