What Should I Say? (Part 5)

In today’s blog, we will be tackling one of the toughest questions you will ever be asked to answer as a Christian.  That is the question of why do we suffer.  I mean, it makes sense right?  If God is such a loving God, then why in the world would He ever want any of us to suffer. 

This question really comes to light when you are at a funeral.  The people who are grieving are trying to come to terms with why a person has died and it is very common to want to blame God for what has happened and question His love for us.

This blog is not meant to be an all-inclusive answers for your questions on this subject, I would like to give you a few points to consider when trying to answer this very difficult question.

It is important to help our friends see that Jesus himself warned us that we would all face trials and suffering.  This illustrates that Christianity is a real-world faith that tells the truth about the world we live in.

Evil was not created by God.  God gives us a choice.  We can choose Him, or we can choose sin and evil.  Much of the suffering people face has been caused by humans hurting fellow humans.  Sin also affects nature.  “Natural” catastrophes occur because we live in a fallen world that is not the way God intended it to be.

People desire a place without suffering and God has promised that.  One day He will judge all evil and create a new world.  In the meantime, He is patient so that many who do not yet know Him can come to know and follow Him.

God knows all about suffering.  Jesus suffered in unimaginable ways.  He therefore understands what we feel.  He desires that we come to Him to find grace and mercy to help us in our time of need.

God can bring good out of all kinds of evil and suffering.  God always has our best long-term interests in mind.  Trials we go through in the short-term are designed to make us better people and lead to a better quality of life later.  It is hard for us to see though because we don’t see the whole picture.  We just have to trust that a greater good will come from all of this.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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