As I am now in the process of facing the slow sad deterioration of my parents' physical and mental heath Nadia's perspective helps me accept the constant death and resurrection of life's events that bring us ever closer in our relationship to God who gave his only son for all of us. Why do good things happen to bad people? Just to say I'm sorry, I love you, I'm here. As a stupid 18-year-old, I thought, that's a strange haircut, and I was then informed by a friend that he had just completed radiation and chemotherapy for a malignancy. Maybe you're suffering from a physical ailment or heartache at this very moment. We need to settle it, in our minds and hearts, whether we understand it or not, that whatever God does is, by definition,. I call this the grand pretense. And that has resulted in the introduction of evil into the world.
He is our Creator, we sin, we are born in sin, He loves us, and wants us to want Him. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. My cancer is part of that broken world. There is no suffering in heaven, so since there is still so much devastating suffering on earth, the church has work to do. But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
In both cases, the victims and families suffer nothing but pain and loss. Why does He let such a terrible thing happen? In fact, he had what's called spinal stenosis, a disorder that could have been reversed years before by surgical intervention. The natural laws that operate are both a blessing and a curse. Neighbors steal all his livestock. Grief is not a comfortable subject but it is such a part of being human that knowing how to handle grief with grace and compassion is so important. I know the grieving process is going to be long and hard.
It is not necessarily what we want to hear, but if we take Jeremiah 29:11 to heart, then we must believe He is sovereign. Quite the loving god you have there! If you will, this is a permutation of the argument that there is a relationship between how evil we are and the kind of suffering that we experience. Bless you for being there for your friend. I needed this reminder even though it made me cry again. Someone to say they are so sorry and hug us. What do I tell my friend whose 3 or 4-year-old child develops double vision, is found to have, after an extensive evaluation, an inoperable brain tumor and despite the best medical therapy, dies at home? And many American couch-potato Christians probably nodded in agreement.
And when God decided to create human beings, he wanted us to experience love. I am 26-years old and come from a very close-knit family with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. If so flee from such watered down man pleasing churches. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. We suffer everyday trying to figure why we are here if all God is doing is putting us through pain and horrific worldly happenings killing hundreds, thousands of innocent people and all he has to do is appear to all the world and they would fall on their knees and believe. But do you know what they almost all say as they walk away from that experience? That is what makes it so awful! For 20th century modern Western man, the things that God says do not sound very nice to us, but nonetheless, I read them because this is the Biblical answer to our suffering 38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.
I guess Christ's promise in Matthew that all those who will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution is not a promise Laura chooses to claim. Watched her get her first bath and little haircut. If it is wrong, and if God is to stop all evil, then He must stop that person from thinking his own thoughts. Jesus suffered and that was God's purpose from the beginning that He might die for our sins. He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. The Bible ends with a glimpse of the new creation, where again there is no suffering.
It is the act of denying those thoughts and refusing to agree with them. Time magazine puts your photo on its cover as The Person of the Year. There is no frame of reference within the second dimension with which to relate to the third dimension. But our Father has given us His guide to follow. Has your dad been tested for Lyme disease and Co-infections? He obediently and honestly walked through his suffering. I believe God is still in the miracle business, but nevertheless, I am in mourning for the journey that he's about to embark on. Everybody can identify with this degree of frustration.
See, they say, since evil and suffering exist, God must not exist. The worst comment from a highly Christian friend was God will use this for good for the church. We are also called to live wisely. We have to be filled and led by the Holy Spirit to know when to use His Word and how and why, humbled before the Lord to follow His will. I mean, you have a look at the extraordinary things— extraordinary things that human beings have been able to accomplish, uh, in the freedom and autonomy that God has given us. I learned more about suffering and grief during that time than any of my 45 years on this earth.
I've prayed for three years that God would help me find my way back to Him. Forgive me, but if there was ever a time to mourn, it's at a funeral. Lewis wrote his spiritual autobiography from which I'm going to quote in a moment, called Surprised By Joy. If this is love, then I don't want love. Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Revelation 2:7.
I think this logic is reckless and hurtful. Here we see that , and all-good. Some of you are familiar with the story of Corrie Ten Boom, whose family hid Jews who were being pursued during the Nazi occupation. The Lord Jesus shows us how to deal with suffering and injustice by loving God with our whole person and loving our neighbor as ourselves, including those who are difficult or mistreat us. The fact that it's not like every other intellectual puzzle--that it touches us deep where we live--points us in the direction of the solution, because the problem has both an intellectual and a personal side. But the problem of evil is really a series of problems.