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Does God Really Understand Our Suffering? May 02 2012


"For God so loved the word that He gave His only begotten Son..." - John 3:16a

Do you feel like God is distant and remote? That He's either unconcerned or doesn't understand what you're going through? Many believe that the toughest blow in life is to lose a spouse or a child, and it's hard to argue with that.

Have you ever had a child die? God has - His only boy. He understands the pain of a parent when a child dies. Have you ever had a child murdered when they were completely innocent and good? God has. He understands that type of hatred and rejection.

Could there be a greater evil than to murder an innocent man? No, but this will blow your mind: you are guilty of that evil, and so am I. With our sin, we murdered the Son of God. And, amazingly, God in His grace is willing to forgive, and give us salvation if we'll simply confess our sin and trust Christ to change us from the inside out.

God understands our suffering, and He's given the greatest thing He could to help us through it. It's called grace.

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If God understands the suffering n pain that
mankind is going through then why is He not doing
anything.

So easy to quote John 3:16. I will do anything in my power to help
someone in trouble being human and God being God is not doing
anything.

Ridiculous

 
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William,
Actually, all the good in the world (including your own admirable desire to help others) comes from God. The suffering and pain that man is going through is due to sin, all of our sin. The only remedy for the sin problem is Jesus, hence John 3:16. Yes, there are horrible things that happen in the world, and sometimes God does intervene, but sometimes he leaves mankind to the consequences of our actions. Even if the sin is someone else's, or of mankind in general (allowing disease, death, etc., into the world). God promises ultimate healing and perfection in Heaven, but only if we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, but He doesn't promise a pain-free life on earth to anyone, even himself.

 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEBF_yxRTw

Check out Ed Bruce's message in song. Today's message is also in line with Pastor Bryant's message of April 13 on pruning.

Praying for you, William.

 
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He didn't lose his son. His son just disappeared for a couple days and came back. Not really the same thing as a real child dying now is it?

 
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More importantly, God understands our suffering because Jesus suffered for us. Not only did He walk this earth amidst the terrible suffering of that time, He willingly laid down his life for everyone... even those who persecuted him then, and those who hate Him today. "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

 
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By faith, I say God does understand my pain, even when my mind can't comprehend "WHY". nothing I could ever do in my own strenght could change this world system to devour those things most precious to me. No one is exempt from trials and tribulation, but having faith in God bring me comfort knowing Jesus can relate to my infimities. I love you Jesus!

 
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Suffering and pain. Jesus said it would be our price for following him. He said that in this world we would have many troubles. Do I like it? No. Do I understand it..really? No. But it doesn't make me turn away from God. Where would I go? I'm only here for a little while. Most of it is good to very good. Some of it is very painful. I can only compare it to a refining process, or a pruning. Something like that...

 
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I am fully aware that we are all sinners but not at
sure that believing in Jesus is a sure ticket to salvation.

Any normal human being will do what I do in normal
circumstance n this I believe is not from the grace of God because I have yet to receive any blessing from Jesus God since birth. STILL WAITING.

Very Dissapointed With Jesus God After All These Years Of Trusting Him.

 
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To Erik: Yep, you're absolutely right. Both the Romans AND the Jewish religious leaders conspired WITH the disciples to pull of Jesus' great disappearing act.

C'mon you're smarter than that.

To William: Obviously, you were given breath & life, so you've been blessed with opportunity to serve God and serve others. Blessing are all around, sometimes you just have to see them with a kingdom perspective rather than from a worldly one.

 
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Where did I say anything about a conspiracy? He was 'dead' for a day and a half then he came back. That's not the same as losing a child forever. He might as well have been asleep for a day.

 

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