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Why Do We Suffer After Finding God?
It's a matter of finding yourself
As human beings , we are subject to trials and suffering. That is what being human is all about. We are born into a world that is full of pain and hurt. Before a person goes through the commitment of living a Godly life, it can be very difficult to accept the fact that we are still struggling with doubt.
Making that commitment is a very big step. The first step to an endless learning experience. The most incredible lesson in compassion and faith. Is necessary to put aside our pride, our petty differences with others, to learn to see them the way God sees us. As an extension of divinity.
Waging an endless war with ourselves
There is a struggle in our hearts, a tugging at our soul that craves peace. The very same feeling that prompted you to seek out faith. We need to believe. We need to feel loved by God.
What ever was going on in your life, It was hard enough to make you stop and do a little soul searching. Right? There was a profound need to be connected to your heavenly father.
But there was so much weigh down at your heart, mistakes, pain. That the only thing you could do was to pray for deliverance, for mercy. To put you life in his hands, so he can heal you weary heart.
The biggest decision in your life, to know and follow God wherever he will lead you.
Searching for meaning
Every single human being needs to know that they have a purpose. We are bombarded with theories and images of how human beings are just inconsequential bursts of matter and energy. We are so much more. We are an extension of the divine spark. A single consciousnesses, that gives meaning and beauty to all humanity.
Yes, you may feel tired of suffering, but have you reaped the blessings of such lessons? Has compassion and forgiveness bloomed in your heart? Have you learned the true meaning of love?
Accepting that we are only human
Let's talk about love. The purest of emotions, wrapped around your soul. That goes beyond creed, possessions, and social status. Is the ultimate goal in our life. The connection to everything, and this is exactly what brought you to seek God. You want to know what it feel to be loved by God. To love him back.
Doubt will be, from time to time, an unwanted guest. But that's Ok, we are only human. And that's how he created us. Free will, is a gift and so is Grace.
Becoming like Christ
In Ephesians 4:21- 24 says
''-assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
(Ephesians 4:21-24 ESV)
Are you living your full potential as a believer?
Living up to the challenge
There is no doubt about it, life is full of challenges. No one said the transition would be easy, nor that to continue the path of a born again believer was without difficulty.
But one thing is for sure, now there is a true north and hope.That with faith and perseverance, peace is within your reach and the promises of an ever lasting love.
The love that you can give and the hope you can bring to others. Those, like you, that are in need to know what true love is. The love that only God can place in your heart. That is the only thing that you need. To learn to give and receive love. Blessings.
© 2014 Anan Celeste