Sunday, August 9, 2015

Why Does God Allow Children to Suffer?

Why do Children suffer?
Part #2

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)

This part #2 of yesterday's daily devotions concerning children. Yesterday we were reminded that God did not create us to suffer and die. He created us to live and serve Him. The bible is clear about that.

Even though babies and young children may not yet be competent enough to understand the concept of right from wrong, they are still sinners by nature and will sadly become sinners by choice later in life. It is inevitable. Although we don't like to see anyone suffer, we must remember that The Lord Jesus Christ, who was the only “innocent” and “righteous” man ever lived, suffered more than anyone else. He did not even die for his own sake. He did for you and I.

Friend, you and I cannot and should not establish the standards of what is right and what is wrong considering how deceitful our hearts can be. Only the Creator has the right to do so. We just have to settle it our hearts and minds. We must accept the fact that we couldn't begin to understand God's purpose and we must accept that whatever God does is right even though it makes no sense to us. Most atheists, do not have any evidence on which to base their faith in “no God”, often resort to hearsay and this problem of suffering is the most common among them. This excuse has gained momentum because almost every human will suffer some kid of pain in life and share a collective fear of pain and suffering. The “problem of pain,” is atheism's most persuasive weapon against Christianity.

The Bible is clear on our limited understanding of God's plan. But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? Romans 9:20 says this: “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’" We need also to recognize that our bodies and even our minds were created by God. We can only use them to the extent that He allows, and it arrogant and frankly audacious for us to use them to question God (Our creator) and His motives.

My dear friend, here is the truth: the whole world is in pain. People are suffering physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. All of us we fall into hard times in this life. As we discussed in length yesterday, God did not create the world this way. The "Fall of Man" brought this bondage of corruption that cases pain and death to this earth but the good news is that one day soon, God promised to put a permanent end to our suffering. Every suffering adult and every parent of a sick child should plant Revelation 21:4 in their heart: "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Expect God to right every wrong (Rom 12:19). He will avenge His children who have suffered unfairly, yet trust Him-Luke 18:8
Before you continue on with your day, I would like for you to rest assured that God loves you. He created you for his glory. He wants the best for you and He knows what best for you. Regardless of what you may be facing today, remember that God exists. He sees. He cares. One day it will all makes sense. I want you to plant the following two verses in your heart when going through your trials:

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9

“For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Praise the Lord!