Suffering: Will God remove the suffering He allows? Part 6

This is Part 6 of 6 parts answering the question, “Will God remove the suffering He allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”

His Children Will Be With Him in Glory

One day, all of God’s people will assemble in heaven before His throne and worship Him in holiness and truth. John wrote concerning the Church Age saints who will assemble and worship during the Tribulation, “And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Rev. 5:13 NKJ) Continue reading

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Suffering: Will God remove the suffering He allows? Part 5

This is Part 5 of 6 parts answering the question, “Will God remove the suffering He allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Part 6 will be posted tomorrow.

All Suffering Will Be Removed For His Children

While the trials on earth can be agonizing, it is the only place God’s children will suffer. Let’s note five things about this.  of all

First, suffering will be temporary, though it may last years. As Israel was about to leave the agony of the wilderness wanderings and enter into the prosperity of the Promised Land, Moses declared, Continue reading

Suffering: Will God remove the suffering He allows? Part 4

 

This is Part 4 of 6 parts answering the question, “Will God remove the suffering He allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Part 5-6 will be posted on succeeding days.

God is Sovereign in Allowing The Suffering

In the first 37 chapters of this Divine revelation in the book of Job, God revealed that He alone allowed Job to suffer (Job 1-2), and that man in his finite understanding did not and could not understand the reasons for suffering! (Job 3-37)  That is why God questioned Job instead of any of his friends, because he was the most righteous. But even he did not fully understand! God’s response was rather blunt, Continue reading

Suffering: Will God remove the suffering He allows? Part 3

This is Part 3 of 6 parts answering the question, “Will God remove the suffering He allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Part 4-6 will be posted beginning on August 28, 2014.

God Has a Purpose Behind The Suffering

God has promised to restore the world to the way it once was, removing sin and its effects. John recorded these words of the Lord, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (Rev. 21:5 NKJ) Unfortunately, until then there will be afflictions, but God has a purpose behind them.

We looked at this extensively in Part Three. Let me summarize a few of those thoughts. When Job suffered the loss of his ten children, his business and then his health, he responded to the desperate comment of his wife to curse God, “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” Continue reading

Suffering: Will God remove the suffering He allows? Part 1

This is Part 1 of 6 parts answering the question, “Will God remove the suffering He allows?” in the larger question “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 2-6 will begin to be posted tomorrow. 

At some point, God will remove suffering from those who have called upon the Lord for salvation. The question many ask is, “Why doesn’t God just end the pain now?”  Well, we saw in Part Three that suffering began in the universe when the deceiver, Satan, rebelled against God. And, those who reject God’s plan of salvation will never escape it. Jesus said, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matt. 25:41 NKJ) The Lord Jesus declared at least two things in his passage. Continue reading

Suffering: Transition to Part Four of the Larger Question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”

This is a transition article moving from the third major section asking the question, ‘Why does a loving God allow suffering?” to Part Four. Part Four deals with the victory a Christian can have in and through suffering.

 

To this point, we have acknowledged that “We live in a world of suffering.” This was Part One. It demonstrated the tremendous and horrific suffering both locally and abroad. We looked at the kinds of suffering, how often innocent people are involved, the fact that some suffer more than others and if this is an injustice that God allowed some to suffer more than others. Continue reading

Suffering: Are there forms of suffering God allows we will never understand? Part 5

This is Part 5 of 5 parts answering the question, “Are there forms of suffering God allows we will never understand?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”

You Can Trust That God Knows and Understands

This truth was addressed previously, but it requires a brief review to remind the believer of the hope he has in the Lord. God knows and understands everything about your life.  He also can sympathize with you in your trials! The writer to the Hebrews recorded, Continue reading