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Does God Always Inflict Us With Sickness To Teach Us A Spiritual Lesson?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Does God Always Inflict Us With Sickness To Teach Us A Spiritual Lesson?

  2. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 7 years ago

    No.  We are the ones who get sickness when we eat the wrong foods or the things that they have added to the foods that we eat.  We ultimately are responsible for our own bodies and what we put into them--known or unknown.  Discover your body and let it teach you what is right and what is wrong.  Search for the root of the problem and not just mask it by treating only the symptoms.  It isn't always the food, but what we put on and breath into our bodies.  Learn about your skin as an organ.

  3. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    who said this?...may be god inflict sickness by listening to prayers of doctors!!!!!!!...on serious notes god can teach spiritual lessons more by putting into though situations then sickness...this is my take on it...

  4. DISH Network Talk profile image69
    DISH Network Talkposted 7 years ago

    I tend to believe that we invite scenarios, such as sickness, through subconsciousness means, that are needed for our personal spiritual growth. If we do not learn the intended lesson, then the scenario is invited until we do.

    The human being is an amazingly self-sufficient entity.

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    Jay Hunterposted 7 years ago

    Sickness is a result of our own ignorance and bad habits, globally speaking.  God gave us brains, and we should use them to solve these problems.  We have been given the tools, we just haven't discovered all the solutions. Individuals may feel that they have learned a lesson by working through a problem, but God is kind and good and loves you.  No loving father would give his child a disease.  I certainly admire people who turn their lemons into lemonade, but not everyone is capable of that.
    Of course, I don't know how people who don't believe in God view it - probably as bad luck!!  Seems highly superstitious to me. LOL

  6. RevLady profile image61
    RevLadyposted 7 years ago

    According to my understanding, God heals from sickness. He would contradict Himself to heal from what He Himself has caused. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

    In the story of Job, we learn that Satan brought illness upon him and through Satan, illness entered the world. Satan manipulates us into engaging in eating and other practices that degrades the body and disables our natural immune system.

    Furthermore, God is pure and perfect goodness. How can something not good come from absolute goodness? It cannot.

    Yet, in the illness, we can learn valuable spiritual lessons and insights.

    Forever His,

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    Darvianposted 7 years ago

    Spiritual Lessons-- God sent us his Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to teach us all things. I think that our Heavenly Father, as would most fathers that truly love their children, would rather we hear the good things he wants to teach us, and then live in them with the joy and gladness he intended.

    However... and this is a big however, we often decide to do things that are not healthy for us. This is true as the human race, and for us as individuals. Sickness, pain, and death all came with the fall. Remember what God said, 'Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for....in that day you will surely die.' Of course the serpent twisted it around...'you shall not surely die, God knows in the day you eat of it you shall be like Gods!'

    Well thanks ya nasty snake... but I have to admit, last year when I went through a traumatic winter of flu and stomach ailments I did learn a lot. For instance, if a fast food burger tastes like drain cleaner--spit it out. If you are in a strange town all by yourself--know where the hospitals are. And if you only have a cell phone and it has no signal, calling 911 doesn't work.

    But most of all I learned that I didn't want to be alone. Back to Genesis--'It is not good that man is alone.' So he made woman.  I met someone special, gave up my on-the-road job, and found peace in my life. Spiritual lesson learned--spit out the burger and love the woman god gave me.

  8. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    It is not God who inflicts us with sickness it is the devil. The way God teaches us a lesson is to have His Holy Spirit speak to our conscience to tell us that we did or said something bad or wrong and then suggest that we do the right thing to correct it. If we fail to correct it, God may withdraw or withhold a favour or a prayer, until we fix things but God is not the one to make us sick.

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    Antoine Van Hoveposted 7 years ago

    If "GOD" is love, then to me it is impossible that HE/SHE or IT, punishes us. In any way!

    I believe that everything we encounter as our "circumstances" are there to learn a lesson, even though we are most of the time unable to see the bigger picture.

    I think that which we encounter as so called problems, which include diseases, are a direct result of our own resistance towards THE DEVINE.

    But that is of course my personal opinion, which probably doesn't mean a lot for someone who has a sickness.

    This all, mustn't prevent us to show compassion for those who are met with problems in the form of diseases or sickness...
    On the contrary!