When bad things happen in our life, all those negative emotions start ruling our minds. The first thing that comes into our mind is whether God has abandoned us. Or, did I do something that made God angry, and he is punishing us? That thinking creates a distance from God, and eventually, we drift away from God’s love.
Why do we suffer? This question deserves an answer from the Bible. Only through a deep understanding of the Bible, we’ll get a satisfying answer.
All the good things come from our grand creator. But what about bad things, such as illness, loss of loved ones? We may have an inclination to think that bad things also come from God, as a kind of punishment. But what about millions of innocent children who suffer from the ill effects of bad health? Millions of children around the globe, who starve to death because of malnutrition? Can we make God accountable for that? I don’ think so. We have to bear the responsibility for human actions!
The first thing every person needs to understand is about our grand creator. He wanted all his creations to enjoy a good peaceful life. Look around you, nature, other living creatures. God has organized everything in such a nice way with a good intention to live our life happy. As we read through the Bible, we can find out the reason why we suffer, and how to perseverance in prayer can help us to overcome difficult situations in life. And finally, attain true peace.
Think about Jesus Christ. When he was on earth, he suffered a lot. Remember, he was the son of God, but still, he had to suffer! Eventually, he had to go through a severe death punishment. Still, he persevered in prayer, and his love towards God helped him suffer all those atrocities on him. He never uttered a word of complaint. What does his perseverance teach us?