Many wonder, “Why does God allow suffering?”
How far would you push God to remove suffering? At what point would you think that he has met your standards? If he removed all cancer, would that be enough? What about accidents? Hunger and war? Where would you limit your demands upon the Creator of all things?
Do you want perfection from God? If so, then you would be completely out of the picture. Your would not be able to help anyone ever. Everything would be still, sterile and dead. Jesus could have come down from the cross to establish 100% order and control — but he choose the path of sacrificial love instead.
Rather than complaining about God, be part of his solution. No matter what your situation, you can find meaning in service. It might be simply to your family, or something more. In every case, go to God and ask him what he asks of you. Then go forward and represent Christ on earth.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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