Here's another tragedy that I've observed on earth, a kind of error that comes from an overseer:
There exists another misfortune that I have observed on earth, and it is a heavy burden upon human beings:
1 Kings 17:20
Then he called out to the LORD and asked him, "LORD my God, have you also brought evil to this dear widow with whom I am living as her guest? Have you caused the death of her son?"
1 Thessalonians 5:3
When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.
What about those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were worse offenders than all the other people living in Jerusalem?
If you grow weary when times are troubled, your strength is limited.
I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes,
The LORD will guard you from all evil, preserving your life.
Sorrow is better than laughter, because the heart is made better through trouble.
No harm overwhelms the righteous, but the wicked overflow with trouble.
For sometimes people who strive to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and equity leave everything as an inheritance to a person who never worked for it. This, too, is pointless and greatly troublesome.
a man to whom God gives wealth, riches, and honor, so that he lacks none of his heart's desires but God does not give him the capability to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger consumes them. This is pointless and a grievous affliction.
I have observed a painful tragedy on earth: Wealth hoarded by its owner harms him,
There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.
Take counsel together, but it will all be for nothing; go ahead and talk, but it will all be for nothing, for God is with us."
1 Kings 17:21
Then he stretched himself three times and cried out to the LORD, "LORD my God, please cause the soul of this little boy to return to him."
In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.
What are you scheming against the LORD? He will bring about utter desolation adversity will not strike twice!
2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God.
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls; don't let yourself be glad when he stumbles.
Do not be afraid of sudden disaster, or the devastation that comes to the wicked.
He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.
This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?
"Also the righteous are perishing, but no one takes it to heart; devout people are taken away, while no one understands that the righteous person is taken away from calamity.
"I form light and create darkness, I make goodness and create disaster. I am the LORD, who does all these things.
I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life.
But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.
If they stumble, the first will lift up his friend but woe to anyone who is alone when he falls and there is no one to help him get up.
For none of us lives for himself, and no one dies for himself.
On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Return to your fortress, you prisoners who have hope. Even today I am telling you: In return I will repay you double.
It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.
1 Chronicles 7:23
Later, Ephraim had marital relations with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son, whom he named Beriah, because his household had been visited with disaster.
1 Kings 3:19
This woman's son died overnight because she laid on top of him.
1 John 5:17
Every kind of wrongdoing is sin, yet there are sins that do not lead to death.
So remember your Creator during your youth! Otherwise, troublesome days will come and years will creep up on you when you'll say, "I find no pleasure in them,"
"My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the aching of my heart! My heart pounds within me; I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm for war.
he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.
"Therefore I will cry out and grieve loudly; I will walk around stripped and naked. I will cry out like a jackal and mourn like a company of ostriches.
2 Samuel 21:10
Then Aiah's daughter Rizpah grabbed some sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock where her children had been hanged from the beginning of harvest until the first rain fell from the sky. She would not allow any scavenger birds to land on them during the day nor the beasts of the field to approach them at night.
2 Chronicles 21:14
Look what's going to happen! The LORD is going to strike your people, your children, your wives, and everything you own with a massive tragedy.
For the one who has shown no mercy will be judged without mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
For if, through one man, death ruled because of that man's offense, how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man, Jesus the Messiah!
I tell you that you are Peter, and it is on this rock that I will build my congregation, and the powers of hell will not conquer it.
I left here full, but the LORD brought me back empty. So why call me "Naomi'? After all, the LORD is against me, and the Almighty has broken me."
1 Samuel 30:6
David was in great danger because all the people were bitter because of their sons and daughters, and they were talking about stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
1 Samuel 4:21
She had named the boy Ichabod,saying, "Glory has departed from Israel," because the Ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead.