The Problem of Pain

Why is Pain, Evil & Suffering in The World?

“Pain is gods megaphone to rouse a deaf dead world” – C.S.LEWIS

Trust that God’s ultimate purpose for your life is good. Romans 8:28, NIV. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

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Problems are confirmation that we are being prepared for heaven. II Thessalonians 1:5, TLB.
“This is only one example of the fair, just way God does things, for He is using your sufferings to make you ready for His Kingdom.”

“For our light affliction which is but for a moment, works in us us a far greater eternal glory” II Corinthians

Well unfortunately it seems that God always loves to show up when things are getting good. The fact is he pulled me out of the way because the train would have made a pancake out of me. That’s how our God is. Constantly and patiently saving us (me) from ourselves. What a Guy!

Come on, tell me something useful!

What we’ve got to do is take note of another little gem The Bible offers. “Take care of today as it has enough problems of its own, and tommorrow will take care of itself” – An old cliche? well no, -get on with the things you’re given (this is your present calling) and when he thinks your ready (translated: when you’re not dangerous to yourself and everybody else) He’ll call you! Gods’ got a loud voice.

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Dealing With Failure & Help With Failing

What The Bible Says on Failure, Christian help, Books

open-bibleonwhiteFailure is not the end. Psalm 37:23-24, TLB.
“The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. If they fall it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with His hand.”

depressed-lady-onwhiteEven good people fail. Psalm 34:19, TLB.
“The good man does not escape all troubles, he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.”

When you fail – you can succeed next time. Philippians 4:13, TLB.
“For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.”

Don’t let failing or failure discourage. Joshua 1:9, TLB.
“be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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Christian Discipline

What the Bible says on Discipline

open-bibleonwhiteDiscipline is an expression of parental love. Proverbs 13:24, TLB.
“If you refuse to discipline your son, it proves you don’t love him; for if you love him, you will be prompt to punish him.”

Discipline when children are young averts trouble later. Proverbs 19:18, TLB.
“Discipline your son in his early years while there is hope. If you don’t you will ruin his life.”

Because it is simple, even children can understand what Jesus teaches. Matthew 11:25, NIV.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”

We find God by simply believing what He says. I Corinthians 1:21, TLB.
“For God in His wisdom saw to it that the world would never find God through human brilliance, and then He stepped in and saved all those who believed His message, which the world calls foolish and silly.”

Discipline is the Mark of Love Hebrews 12:5-11, NIV.
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son. Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respect them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17, NIV.
“And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”
1] You shall have no other gods before Me.
2] You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to thousands who love Me and keep My commandments.
3] You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.
4] Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
5] Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
6] You shall not murder.
7] You shall not commit adultery.
8] You shall not steal.
9] You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
10] You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.'”
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