I keep trying to rep people, but appaz I get you guys too much. Whoops.
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women ; what then do You say?" They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more."]
Hey, so I've been trying as hard as I can to live by God's word and be a good person but I feel like no matter what God still punishes me, I suffered from depression a year ago and was lucky enough to get through it, but I recently had a relapse and have been gradually getting through that but it's like the more I try the worse it just gets. The more I try and be a good person, the more bad things happen to me, I just don't understand why God is letting me go through this?
Why would God punish you? Bad things happening to us is inevitable, and you could get into a long, and deep argument about whether (or why) God lets these things happen to us, but I think the best thing to do is keep trusting.
We can never know why God does what He does. Why does he let innocent children suffer? Why does he allow dictators to torture thousands of people? At the end of the day, the only certainty we have is that God loves us, has a plan for us, and knows what is best for us.