I’m just going to talk for a bit. I’ve been thinking of this a lot recently, not sure why. This is a question that has been asked through the ages. If God is so great why allow pain, suffering, death, etc? This can go all the way back to Adam and Eve, why did God plant the tree they were not suppose to partake in? Why give the world a chance for humans to sin? In truth I don’t have all the answers and I don’t think anyone really will till that great Day of Jesus return. But my feelings are this. We humans in general, and especially Christians, tend to take the world on a here and now basis. Our society piratically teaches this to us from birth. What we see is what we have. It focuses us to look at the day to day workings of the world. We forget that we are not citizens of this world, we don’t belong here. So what’s our purpose? Why are we here? There is a good answer to that.
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:4-5
We are here to overcome. If there wasn’t the one tree in the garden, they could not overcome. If there wasn’t trials and tribulations we could not overcome. This world was created to prepare us for Eternity with God. It’s a crucible, a refiner’s fire here to purify us. It’s not an uncommon thing for me to talk about here, trials and struggles help us grow. They strengthen us and help us to grow closer to God. The do the work that they are meant to. It’s not God who sends it, but he allowed us to make the choice so long ago with Adam and Eve. Sin or Him, we choose sin. We still do today. But He knew that then and sent the price for our sins, Jesus His only Son.
Every trial we face, every pain and struggle we deal with is an opportunity to overcome. An opportunity to walk in faith and grow. They are all opportunities to walk and grow in the love of God. When trials, struggles, pain and the like appear in your life, look to God, remember the grace and power he’s Given you through faith, salvation of Jesus Christ, and prayer. Step up to the plate and put a smile on your face and remember why we are here, to overcome in Christ Jesus our Lord. And with every step you take, it will get a little easier, and you will grow a little more.
The trick to it all is, doing from the start. The moment the struggle comes, hit your knees and pray. Praise and worship God and allow His presence to strengthen you. Do this always though, not just when need arises, but when times of plenty come also. I have faith in you, you can do it.
20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: