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Why Do We Suffer After Finding God?

Updated on February 28, 2014
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

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)

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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

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      Steel Engineer 2 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine

      When I first got saved... not into religion but into a personal relationship, I received the gift of dreaming. During the first 2 years, I had this dream vision:

      I see a verdant green pasture shaped in an oval. A flock of sheep grazes in the center. One sheep wonders off. It begins to approach the edge of the grassy area. Beyond this are dark rocks.

      Then, I notice a shepherd as he marches toward the solitary sheep. The shepherd is tall and clothed all in white. The shepherd arrives in what seems like an impossibly short number of strides. He raises his shepherd's hook staff and bops the sheep on the nose. It is not a heavy blow of any sort. But, the sheep pulls his head back like a turtle. He blinks several times, turns, and jogs back to the group.

      Then, the scene pans out. Now, I see the dark rocks in more detail. They are not black. Instead, they are a dark brown similar to tree bark. However, most are covered in black oil. Perhaps it was soot. But, it was dark, black, and unctuous.

      No green grass was to be seen. Not even green brush grew there. The only plant evidence seemed to be some thorny tumbleweeds rooted into the cracks between the sharp, jutting rocks. The craggy rocks were everywhere and covered everything. No soil was visible. Then again, it may have been black soil camouflaged between the dark rocks.

      The sheep here are all solitary and isolated. One of these lone sheep becomes the focus of the scene. It gingerly nibbles and pulls at the thorny branches of a dry tumbleweed bush. It pulls carefully due to his tenuous stance on an angled rock. As he pulls, he looks up and sees the green grass. He thinks he sees it.

      He wants to be sure. “Is there really grass there?” If there is, he wants it. So, he begins methodically, slowly, climbing over rocks and down rocks being careful not to slip, fall, or get caught in one of the many tight spaces. He works this way for a very long time. After about an hour, he is getting close to the grass. Only about a third of the distance remains.

      Then, I notice another shepherd. This one wears a long overjacket of heavy muslin cloth. Like the rocks, it is black and covered in soot. His hands and face are weathered and brown. Black hair covers his head and falls below his collar. A long mustache and a matted beard tapering to a point cover the lower half of his face.

      He, too, advances quickly to the sheep moving off. His face twists and contorts as he marches toward the animal. When he arrives, he lifts his hands high over his head. Both are twisted tightly around the low end of the hook cane. He stretches up tall, arching back and lifting up onto his toes. Then, he brings the staff down onto the nose of the sheep. With all his might, he strikes the sheep. The sheep leaps back. But, the blows continue without mercy. Bam! Whack! Thwump! The cane hits time after time in the nose, face, hindquarters, back, and midsection. The sheep turns to run. As he stumbles across the first rocks in his retreat, the black shepherd continues his cannonade of vicious strikes.

      That was the end of the dream.

      The good shepherd leaves the 99 to go get the one. But, the bad shepherd is also very interested in keeping what he considers to be his. When he sees he is losing one, he will attack. That is why we must stand on the authority of Jesus, learn deliverance, and attack the enemy with the Word of God.

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Dear ananceleste, I agree with what you have nicely written here. May God heal you and bless you so that you can serve Him more fully! ~Cynthia

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      Hippie 2 years ago

      If your arceilts are always this helpful, "I'll be back."

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      Anan Celeste 3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita44, inspiration resides in the heart of a broken heart that seeks forgiveness, love and mercy. Where God has walked along the ones that suffer in silence, but praise Him out in the open.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      You are a beautiful writer. I feel that you can share infinitely more by writing books on this particular subject: Our Lord, His forgiveness, love and mercy.

      Should you feel so swayed. Pray continue. Many blessings lie in wait. God speed!

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      Anan Celeste 3 years ago from California

      Indeed my friend. Love is all you need Ann1z2.

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      Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

      When you finally realize that the purpose of your life is to love God and worship Him, then you truly have peace and you can pass this on to others through the way you act toward them. Love is the key, as you said. Well done and voted up.

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