Sunday, June 12, 2011
“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ''Blessed are they that mourn” by C.S. Lewis.
Suffering is the topic of the post. It might be a philosophical and religious theme, but as everybody experiences this thing it goes well beyond category of philosophy and religion. There are so many questions that one could discuss on the topic, but I do not think I or anybody else could cover it in one article or even entire website dedicated for this specific subject. However, I will try to express some of my thoughts on the subject. I hope you will be encouraged and strengthened by that.
Is God guilty for our suffering?
A lot of people blame God for their suffering. They cannot comprehend how loving and kind God can allow his creation to suffer so much. Diseases, famines, wars and death cause millions of people experience all possible kind of pain. Most of them attribute the responsibility for these things on God. Nothing can be further from the truth. God never planned suffering and all the above mentioned calamities.
Human beings cause suffering themselves
If you read the book of Genesis you will see that God’s plan was perfect. There was no evil in the earth. There was no conflict between the first people, only love, joy, peace and similar qualities ruled in their relationship. Change came when a human being disobeyed God and broke His eternal command. Then things started spiraling out of control. That’s when sin with its entire attributes came into the world. Only then people found out what suffering is. And God is in no way connected with it. They were warned of the consequences of sinning. But they disobeyed. So, who is guilty? People were then and people are today.
Sin brings suffering
We allow sin to dominate in our minds, souls, relationships, dreams and etc. although God Almighty has made atonement for us with the help of his Son. But we have to believe it and accept it. Then live trusting Him and following His word as well as principles that He established before creation of the world. If you trust Him, He protects you from a lot of bad evil things of this world. I know that bad things sometimes happen to good people and I am not going to pretend to know all the answers, but still there is protection for those who trust Him.
Trust Him and you will experience more blessings than suffering
I know that as long as we live in this world there will be some suffering and it will entirely disappear when we die and come to live with Jesus. However, even in the world as we have it today, you can experience much more joy, happiness and blessings than sufferings. Why? Because faith attracts things you expect. If you stopped believing God for good things to come, they stop coming. And don’t be deceived; good things do not come because you are good, but because you believe. That’s how the law of attraction works. So, believe God for blessings and you will have a lot more of them than sufferings.
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