I didn’t know that.

My first book is about bad things happen even when you are trying to do God’s will.

My second book’s theme is bad things happen to good people.

Something that is in my books and that I had never articulated before, although I have thought about it a lot, though not this way, is:

God allows us free choice. If we are trying to do his will, then if something is NOT his will, he will shut the door for us. BUT if several things could bring him glory, then he will allow us to choose. Often what we choose is the harder way to bring him glory.

That is definitely the second book. It is the consequences of Dielli’s willful choice to belittle the gift God gave her and how God uses those choices to bring himself glory.

Why does it work like this? God’s plan for us is for us to bring him glory.