Everyone has their own beliefs. I think that trials are the lessons we learn. Most of the time (not always)-our own choices cause us pain and suffering. God or whatever God is to you, is where we draw strength to get through the bad times. So complicated. So many questions can be added to yours. I guess that no matter what your status, color of your skin, where you live , etc... EVERYONE suffers and everyone experiences happiness.
No, I think life's a beach and then you die. Its about gettin the good while the good is there and helping as many as you can along the way. We don't have to presuppose their is a god to have a good life, all you need do is act. Letting others decide for you what to think is a mistake. The only ones testing my patience are people who don't listen, lack skepticism and are close minded.
You ask some really good Questions. Ok, a lot of things happen to us because of our own free will, we can get ourselves into circumstances and situations That are really bad for us and causes to be confused and hurt. Other people have free will also and can likewise affects us entangling us in circumstances that are confusing And painful and can hurt us Permanently unless God intervenes. And then there is the evil that we cannot see that uses people to hurt us and uses life and all its sufferings and misery and pain to hurt us. And yes Sometimes it is God's will To test us and for us to test him. He test us for all sorts of reasons but mostly because he loves us and wants us to grow up spiritually to mature and each test helps us in some way to becoming more like Jesus. Sometimes he wants us to test him to prove to us or other people but God is God and he is with us to forget Mercy Grace. But ultimately everyone reads this should know without a shadow of a doubt for a fact that God is love and you should trust him he can be trusted with all your heart he will not fail you he loves you it is us that cannot understand God but God understands us he knows our heart and he loves us and he is with us even when we can't COM COM or understand what he's doing.
God doesn't play games. Some people are rich and have everything. Other people are homeless for all their lives. My point is it is impossible for a superior being to be pulling strings when so many people lead uneventful lives, good lives, or bad lives. A lot of people have good and bad things happen to them, but not enough that any pattern emerges.
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let's let the bible answer your question, James 1:13 says: When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. All the suffering that we and our loved ones experience is not punishment from God. The idea that God is to blame for suffering is out of harmony with the way that the Bible describes God’s personality. One of God’s primary qualities is love. (1 John 4:8) The Bible portrays God as having feelings similar to those of a nursing mother. “Can a wife forget her suckling so that she should not pity the son of her belly?” asks God. “Even these women can forget, yet I myself shall not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15) if you would like more information please visit www.jw.org
First of all tomorrow isnt promised to you so quit thinking so hard life is what u make of it . God is the same yesterday today and forever and if your looking hard enough you will find your rewards, to me when my grandson smiles a big smile after a long day or a moment with a good book on the porch with a gentle breeze life shouldnt ever be hard so just enjoy what you have .
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12 That is a very good thing, I'd say.
It is all up to you it's your choice. You can be the victim or the author. But which ever you choose you have to take responcesabilty for the entire trip. Freedom of choice. You can't blame any one, for the choices you make.
James 1:13 " And remember, when someone wants to do wrong it is never God who is tempting him, for God never wants to do wrong and never tempts anyone else to do it." Living Bible. So if its not God doing it who is? "Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him, or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ." ( 2 Corinthians 4:4) Living Bible. "First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will come scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of, and laugh at the truth." ( 2 Peter 3:3) Living Bible This answer is for the person that asked the question, not up for debate.
No not at all! In fact the bible at James 1:13 says "When under trial let no one say, I'm being tried by God." For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does He himself try anyone. A God of love would never test us are could evil things to happen to us! Some times it could just be"time and unforseen occurrences befall us all." (Ecclesiastes 9:11)