Have you suffered pain and anguish that is leading you to God?
You are not alone! The Church of Christ is searching for its lost lambs! Jesus suffered and so we suffer too. We call out to God to help us with our troubles. Hopefully, He will hear us!
Do we suffer because Jesus suffered or do we suffer because life is a mix of joy and suffering? A constant flow of the two conditions, like the joy of birth and the sadness that we feel when someone we love dies. We also suffer because we don't always make the best decisions in life, or we trust the wrong people, or because there is just suffering as part of the human condition. I see God as a loving God, not a vengeful Father inflicting pain on us until we return home and back to the fold.
My earliest inking of pain and anguish was an ontological dream at age 2 or 3. It was a nightmare which started rather blissfully, suddenly understanding an ancient Truth that allowed me to take flight. But then Faith turned to Doubt, and I began to sink. Dark claws reached up to grab me and I awoke, kicking my covers off to keep the sharp talons from touching me.
All suffering comes from Ego -- self-concern. Christ said it best when he told us that the First (egoist) shall be last, and the Last (humble and loving) shall be first. When we love without any self-concern, Christ hears us. The heavens open up and miracles occur.
I have experienced a few times when pain and anguish have caused me to look up and to value the love God extends towards me. It is through the suffering we learn to trust in his direction. Faith is the result and that is something to value eternally.
by beagrsv 3 years ago
Has chronic pain ruined your life?Who has let chronic pain take control of their lives? Would you like the solution that resides within us all? I beat it so can you!
by Lor's Stories 4 years ago
I have discovered that many people believe if you suffer on earn you will find peace in heavenI have been under going a lot of pain physically. I also know so many good people who are truly suffering. Will heaven free us from our pain?
by tim kenner 8 years ago
Suffering draws us closer to God, God could say the word and all our toubles would go away. It's through struggles that are true self comes into light and we either turn to God and trust in Him or go the other way and get drowned in defeat and discouragement. Why do you think God allows terrible...
by Sheila Craan 3 years ago
All the other churches that are not a Church of Christ teach a damnable doctrine and people ignorantly believe these pastors, evangelists, ministers and elders of these denominational churches. I'll tell you why!For instance, the Catholics place Jesus in a manger on December 25th, when He is God...
by Helna 3 years ago
Why does God allow innocent children to suffer?
by whispers of faith 8 years ago
would god let us christians suffer through the same torture that the jews did?in the book daniel when daniel got thrown in the fire chamber god saved him and it says daniel and his boys danced in the fire chamber along with a forth guy which was god or an angel.
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