This is probably one of the most asked questions of all time. In a nutshell, bad stuff happens because sin entered God's perfect world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Since then the earth has been subject to sin, disease and disorder. God doesn't promise that life will be easy once you're a christian. The Bible says that even though we suffer, we rejoice because we have eternal life with Christ.
1 Peter 1:6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Bad stuff happens and sometimes to really good people, but God is right there with us, strengthening us, comforting us, giving us grace to keep going when we feel like we can't go on any more. Romans 8:28 says, And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.