Many a times we ask why God allows sufferings
Many a times we ask why God allows sufferings. “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter,” Jesus told Peter (Jn 13:7).
“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God” (Deut 29:29).
One reason why God allows sufferings, is to make us humble, to make us small. God led the Israelites for forty years in the wilderness to humble them (Deut 8:2). When someone speaks evil of you, if you get angry, if you are hurt and unable to love that person, it is because of your pride! A hen can keep only a chick, and not another hen, under its wings. Unless we become small, God cannot keep us under His wings. We should not have any horns because we are going to fly. No flying bird has horns. Walk humbly with God.
Sufferings also help to change our character. (See Rom 5:3,4). ‘Patience’, in another translation, is ‘character’. Our sufferings are doing a beautiful work in us, forming a beautiful character in us. Our sufferings give us inner strength. So we have sufferings, not because our God hates us, but because He loves us! You may be going through a dark narrow tunnel, but at the end of the tunnel you can see a light.
Don’t stop in your Christian life because of your sufferings – keep pressing on! Those who endured sufferings joyfully and pressed on were really blessed in the end (eg. Abraham, David, etc). Those who do not like to suffer do not have a good end (eg.Lot, Saul, etc). Saul did not want to suffer. He did not praise God even once. King David suffered and had good end.
The end of our life should be glorious. If we grumble, murmur or get angry when we suffer, our sufferings will bring us no glory. The lord allows suffering and keeps watching our attitude.
- TPM Morning Mann.
Stay Blessed 😊