Why Does God Allow Suffering And Bad Things To Happen?

Why Does God Allow Suffering

When we look around at the world we are living in, taking in the horrors that are occurring around the world on a daily basis, the most prevalent question on many people’s minds is,”Why does God allow (let) these things to happen!”

Historically, turning to the clergy for the answer to this question of why does God allow anything evil or bad to happen is a lesson in futility, as the hy does god allow pain and suffering

answers we are asked to accept raise even more questions.

Answers like, “God works in mysterious ways. We don’t understand why He allows these things to happen, but we must trust that it is all part of His plan.” Some of the less sympathetic answers lend themselves to things like, “God is punishing us for all the sin and evil in the world.” Fortunately, none of these religious platitudes have any basis in Spiritual reality.

Why Does God Allow Someone You Love To Die?

When a loved on dies, for whatever the reason, men of the cloth can be heard spewing out ridiculous statements like, “God took them home!” or “God had his reasons for letting them die.” So in essence then why does God allow bad things to happen? Think for a moment about how such statements impact a child, sitting in the front pew of a church funeral, having lost a mother or father in a tragic accident. Statements like, “The Lord took um home!” is what they are asked to believe, in the absence of a more concrete explanation of why a loving God allowed this to happen to mommy or daddy. And because God is “all powerful”, the death of their loved one is consciously or unconsciously placed squarely on God as the one who could have prevented it, but didn’t. So then does God allow bad things to happen?

 Why Does God Allow Suffering and Bad Things To Happen If He is “All Mighty?”

While it is true that God is “ALL MIGHTY” and “ALL POWERFUL”, it is not true that because why does god allow suffering

of these attributes, He is free to do whatever He wants. Believe it or not there are some things that All Mighty God cannot do.

2 Things God Can Not Do

There are primarily two things that God cannot do.

  1. He cannot lie.
  2. He cannot break His word, once given.

When God created the world, He gave “dominion” of the Earth to Adam and Eve, or in the greater sense, He made the human race the supreme authority over the planet. The book of Genesis, in the first chapter, verse 28 tells us that after creating man in His own image and likeness, God gave man dominion over the affairs of the planet.

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”  By definition, the word dominion means “ruling power, authority, or control”.

By giving the human race “ruling authority and control” over the planet, God made it clear that He would honor what ever decisions the human race made concerning the planet. When Adam and Eve rejected the Lordship of God over them in the Garden of Eden, God had no choice but to honor his word, and let Adam and Eve and their descendants rule the world in any way that they saw fit. They chose Satan’s system of government which is a system based on every one being their own gods, that is, a government based on SELFISHNESS’,  where everyone does what they please according to their own wills, rather than God’s government, which is based on recognizing God as their Lord, and complying with His will. God’s government is based on complete SELFLESSNESS’ , or everyone doing what is right for well being of everyone else, and esteeming all others higher than themselves.

Once Adam and Eve made the decision to disobey God in the Garden of Eden, and chose Satan’s government over God’s,  Satan became their new LEGAL  ‘father’, (the operative word here is ‘LEGAL‘) and God had no choice but to back off. From that moment on, God could not legally interfere in the affairs of men without breaking His Word and taking back the authority He had given them over the Earth. Since it is impossible for God to break His word, the human race has been in charge of planet earth for the last six thousand years, living out Satan’s system of government. Satan is the enemy of God and men. He delights in our demise, and than does everything in his power to get us to believe that it’s all God’s fault.

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This is why God sent His Son Jesus to the earth. Since it was humans who unwittingly gave dominion of the earth over to Satan and his form of Government by disobeying God, or sinning if you will, only a human being could win the planet back to God and free mankind from the bondage that Adam and Eve unwittingly placed us in.

The Bible tells us that God was in Christ, reconciling the world back to Himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19) This is why God had to become a man in order to save the planet. A human being plunged us into this mess, and only a human being could get us out. By becoming a human being, living a sinless life in obedience to God, and facing the death penalty that went along with men choosing to be their own gods, Jesus, by his blood, won the right to claim the Earth back to God forever.

Soon the reign of evil men will be over. All who align themselves with God and believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord who saved them, will live forever in a world as God intended it to be. does god allow suffering

A world free from death, sorrow and pain, a world where all are of one accord, a world free from selfishness and sin, and a world where we will be reunited forever with the loved ones who were lost to us. Jesus said,

“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25) Those who make a decision to follow Christ into eternity will one day hear the words. “Well done My good and faithful servant, enter ye into the Joy of the Lord.” (Matthew 25:21)

Until then, be at peace knowing that God is not responsible for the terrible things that go on here, but neither can He arbitrarily interfere with or use His might and power to stop that which we have brought upon ourselves by choosing to be our own gods.

 Copyright 2013 – V.P. Valentino, Manorville, NY 11949

How To Find Inner Peace – Jesus Is In The Midst Of Your Life

How To Find Inner Peace

Are you at a point in your life where you are desperately searching on how to find inner peace? No matter which way you turn you are overwhelmed with emotional turmoil. My friend, it is only when you are at peace and total rest knowing that Jesus goes before you and makes your crooked places straight, you activate your faith and good things begin to happen to you. It’s then and only then you will find true lasting inner peace. Remember no matter how bad things are, the risen Jesus (the Holy Spirit) is in the midst of your problems. Just invite Him into your life and see how quickly things change for you.

How To Find Inner Peace – God Is Waiting For You

Remember God is waiting for YOU to make Him part of your life, not the other way

How to find inner peace with god

How to find inner peace with god

around. He gives your total free will to decide this is what you want and will not interfere. It’s up to you so take a leap of faith now and change your life forever and have a total lasting inner peace and rest.

In John 20:19-20 the Apostles gathered in a room with the doors locked (not yet knowing Christ rose from the dead) in fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Shalom). When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

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How To Find Inner Peace – Trusting and Resting In Jesus
How To Find Inner Peace Within

How To Find Inner Peace Within

The Disciples went from utter fear to joy in an instant when they saw Jesus. The same can happen to you when you change your focus on whatever troubles you and turn toward Him. Reject negative thoughts and meditate and dwell on God’s love for you.Cast all your fears, worries, anxieties and all that may trouble you on Him. Find your inner peace and rest knowing there is nothing too big for God…nothing!

Consider this your first step in the journey of know Jesus. To learn more of the heart of the True God

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Finding Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life-Simplify Your Life

Peace of Mind In Your Life

Finding Peace Of Mind In Your Daily Life When You Rest In God

Is finding peace of mind in your life a daunting task? Are you looking to simplify your life and desire peace of mind in your life? Have you heard the expression, “let go and let God”? Well that sounds simple right? Well you should know that this exactly what Jesus wants from you. He wants you to rely and rest on Him totally (100%) and He will do the rest. Make it a point today to stop laboring and worrying about things of this world but rather focus your energy on His unconditional love for you. Invite God into your life and make Him first place and enjoy the abundance of grace He freely gives you.true lasting peace of mind

Matthew 6:25-34

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the peace of mind - why worry

body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you?

You of little faith! “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Each and every day God provides you with enough of His favor to take care of the day’s needs. Find rest and peace in Him. Do not worry about tomorrow and know His favor will be there for you then. Once you truly understand this and allow it to manifest and take root in your spirit, then and only then can you have true lasting peace of mind in your life.

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God Is Loving, Merciful and Faithful

God Is Loving, Merciful and Faithful

Our God is so loving, so merciful, so faithful. Even when we become too discouraged to believe, God does not forget what He promised you. The true God can not make a promise to you and not follow through on it. Never, ever!

“Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.” (Genesis 30:22, NIV)

How to find inner peace with god

How to find inner peace with god

Do you feel discouraged today? Is your life not what you envisioned or planned it to be? Have you prayed, believed and worked hard, and things did not worked out as planned?

Are You Entering “Never-Land”

Now you’re probably thinking, “I’m never going to be happy again. I’ll never be married. I’ll never accomplish my dreams”, I’ll never get a promotion” ….

Remember today, not only does God remember you, He remembers the promise He placed within you. And God would not place a desire in your heart if He was not going to let the desire come to pass. It takes patience (faith) on your part and in His time will make your dream a reality.

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4 NKJV

He knows what He’s destined you to do. You may have already said, “Forget it; it’s never going to happen.” The good news is that you don’t have the final say. God has the final say, and He says, “What I started in your life, I’m going to finish.” That dream you gave up on, God didn’t give up on. He remembers you, and He is with you, leading you and guiding you to the place of victory.

I produced a video to the classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. It reminds me of how God is in the midst of your life and how deep His love is for us. The songs always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and experience the love and presence of God in your life!