Why does God want us to suffer?
By the very definition, when God makes us suffer, He is simply asking us to submit to Him, to come to Him and to stop fighting Him. He is helping us remember we don’t have to walk this life alone because He is our Father. There is goodness in suffering because it gives us blessings we can receive no other way.
What does the New Testament say about suffering?
2) The NT makes it abundantly clear that suffering is part of normal Christian life. Paul says in 2 Tim 3:12, “Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Jesus told his disciples to take up their crosses and lose their lives for his sake.
How do you trust God when bad things happen?
Learning how to trust God when bad things happen begins with cultivating your relationship with Him. So spend time with Him. Establishing a consistent time with the Lord during the good times will help you to continue going to Him when the goings get tough.
What does it say about famine in the Bible?
“There was a famine in the land—a second one after the famine which took place in the time of Abraham—and Isaac went to Abimelech, the Philistine king at Gerar” (Genesis 26:1). There was famine in every country, but there was bread to be had throughout the land of Egypt.
What is God’s plan for humanity?
God’s ultimate purpose in redemptive history is to create a people, from every tribe and nation, to dwell in his presence, glorifying him through their lives and enjoying him forever. himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Does God want us to be happy?
The biblical word “makarios” means “supremely blessed” or “more than happy”. This is God’s goal for us, even when things aren’t going the way you want them to go. God’s desire is to make us holy, not just temporarily happy. True happiness is a “blessed” life, and it only comes when we seek God first, above all else.
What God says about struggles?
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.
What does the Bible say about not working?
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
How do you trust God in difficult times?
How do you have faith in God in hard times? When trusting the Lord in difficult times, go to the promises of God. God’s Word is loaded with promises that teach us about having faith in God during hard times. He tells us to not worry, to pray and He will give us peace like you can’t imagine.
How do you keep your faith in God?
How To Keep Your Faith Up—Even When Life Is Difficult
- Pray. Ask God, the universe, or whatever higher force you believe in for the strength to love to your full potential.
- Be generous to others.
- Get inspired.
- Surround yourself with people you admire.
- Get the ball rolling first thing in the morning.