One thing I have learned even as a young man is that everyone has their own problems. There are some people that have more share of the suffering in this world.
Ever since the fall in the garden the earth has been cursed and sin has come into the world. There are some problems that are consequences of sin (having an affair can lead to divorce, sexual immorality can lead to sexually transmited diseases, telling a lie can lead to mistrust and spending too much can lead to debt).
Other problems just happen because of genetics (predispositions to heart disease and certain types of cancers). Still, other problems just happen out of enviornement and noone knows why. Jesus even knew that situation in his respone to the Pharasees when asked, "Who sinned that this man was born blind? Him or his parents?" Jesus replied, "neither." (
I am suffering from the pain of GBS. I thank everyone for your prayers
I have a prayer request. Lane Pepper, a nephew of one of our members has had his fair share of suffering. He is a young man in his twenties and suffered with cancer not once but twice. With surgeries and radiation treatments, they thought he and his wife would never be able to have babies. A mircle happened, and his wife, to doctors amazement, became pregnant. At the last doctors apointment, they thought the baby might have Downs Syndrome, but it turned out to be worse: cysts on the baby's brain. There will be an MRI tomorrow please keep Lane's family in your prayers.
So, why does God allow suffering to occur? Does God really give us more than we can bare? I sometimes am on the edge of what I can handle-have you ever been there? Why does it seem that the righteous suffer while the wicked prosper?
What do you think?
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