Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does suffering still occur after committing to God? In the Heaven’s Truth religion, it is said that the path to salvation is a difficult path. Let us examine this issue.
How many of us have had days that everything is going smoothly, and we exude positive energy? But how difficult is it to generate this positive energy when obstacles and suffering occurs. It is a sincere and faithful person who can still exude this optimism when faced with adversity.
Why is this positive energy, or spiritedness important? Some believe that this positive energy created by the mind comes back to us as joy. On the other extreme, negative energy comes back to us as suffering and inconveniences. This is why suffering occurs even if we commit ourselves to God; we reap what we have sowed. This process has the ability to purify our minds if we respond to our suffering with spiritedness; or it may continue to test our faith if we respond negatively when suffering or inconveniences occur.