Why does God allow children to suffer?

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This is a very difficult subject that I would like to talk about today. It’s about children suffering. Yesterday I watched a YouTube video of beheaded children and families. I was horrified. I don’t why I watched it…but I did. Then that same night someone my husband and I know has a child born to their family who has a very severe illness and this child has suffered greatly.  A few years ago someone else we know had a child born with a congenital heart defect who suffered for 3 years and eventually passed away. There are many other stories of children and adults who have suffered greatly.

The big question for many people who have experienced this kind of suffering is…”why would God allow this?” This is a power packed question and I believe God doesn’t mind if we ask it.

God is a mystery. His mysteriousness is somewhat revealed dimly to those who are believers in Jesus Christ but is a complete mystery to those who are not Christians.  There is no human who can understand why God allows certain things to go on and why He does what He does. This is the mystery of God. The more that you try to understand why…  the more confused and bewildered you will become.

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One of my children had a massive brain injury when he was born and has cerebral palsy as a result. Doctors said he may never walk or talk. I was given a miracle from God and my son graduated college at the top of his class and walks without assistance. I have seen many other children affected by cerebral palsy and they are in a wheel chair. Of course I thank God for what He did for my son…but my heart has always gone out for those more afflicted with this disability. I’ve ask myself why was my son healed and others were not.  When Jesus was on earth He didn’t heal everybody…..

Mark 6:5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.

One of the greatest evangelists in the bible Paul ask for a healing 3 times and did not get healed on earth.

2 Corinthians 12:9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

When really bad things happen to people through some kind of catastrophe… people get really mad at God and blame Him….but they don’t seem to pay much attention sometimes to all the good things He has done in their lives over the years.

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Job 2:10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

I have had a lot of really bad things happen in my life…too much to discuss in this blog today…but I tell you I’m going to trust God until the end of my life because God has given me the strength to handle all the horrible trials in my life and He promises me great rewards for being faithful to trust Him.  The greatest reward will be living with Him forever and never experiencing any more pain and suffering.suffering child 5

Children who die go to heaven!!! From the second they breathe their last breath… they are in the arms of Jesus and they are experiencing the greatest love one can only try to imagine.

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

In the bible when David’s son was ill… he prayed really hard for His child to get well. David’s son died anyway. David said that his child will never come back to him…but he will go to his child which he knew was in heaven.

About the Children who are suffering on earth right now…I have no direct answers about that because that goes into the why and only God knows why. I do know that He cares about each and every one of His children and will provide you with the strength you need.   Maybe not get out of your very hard trial but to get through it.

If you’re not a Christian…then you’re completely on your own and without supernatural help from above….BUT you can make a decision today to repent from you sins and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Please don’t let your anger at God get in the way of this important and life changing decision.

Evil came into this world because of Adam and Eve. When they were disobedient…they opened up Pandora’s Box and all hell broke loose on this earth. All suffering is a result of that unfortunate event. Bad things happen to every living human being…no exceptions.

In the Book of Job in the bible…All of Job’s children died….He lost his health and he lost his wealth!!  He didn’t understand why.  Even his wife and friends were quite puzzled.  Even though Job whined about it he didn’t curse God and remained faithful.

If you are suffering right now with some great tragedy…my heart goes out to you!!  I wish I could take away your pain.  I can’t solve your problems through this blog today…but I can tell you about a problem solver and His name is Jesus Christ.  Ask Him for help and strength today.  ( Please read 1 Peter 5:7 this scripture will help you greatly. Do what it says do!)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

Dear God,

The person reading this blog today may need your help. I ask you to please help them, strengthen them and guide them. Speak to them through your Holy Word the Bible. I pray the Holy Spirit will comfort them. Heal them or that special person in their life. In Jesus name I pray….Amen.

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“CHRISTIANS…Don’t read this!!!”

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It’s not for you.

It’s not for you.!

 This is for those who “DO NOT” believe in…Jesus Christ.   Last year…many people lost their lives….SUDDENLY!  There were many devastating tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, typhoons, fires, floods, train wrecks, airplane crashes, car crashes, murders, bus crashes, disasters and terrorist attacks.  One minute people are there…the next second…poof!  They’re gone.  There was no time to think about anything.

The name of Jesus Christ brings about a variety of responses from people.   Some people think that Jesus Christ was the greatest person and some people get really mad at hearing that name.  Some people think He was just a great guy, teacher or a prophet.

Jesus has given me something so great that I just can’t contain myself.  I’m so excited because of all the joy, love and peace I have because of what Jesus did for me (you know the cross story).  Jesus is God and many really don’t believe that fact either.  Jesus made it possible to have all sin removed from us and not held against us.  Jesus made it possible to have eternal life.  Jesus bridges the huge gap between us and God.

But many people don’t believe this.  It’s your right NOT to believe any of the above mentioned things and I truly respect that…but before your life goes “poof” as all our lives will…it’s best to make sure you investigate all information to make sure you are believing the right thing…because you only get….”ONE CHANCE!”

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The afterlife is a mystery because no one has really come back and said what they saw.  So we don’t really know.  The oldest book that has survived years of people trying to dispute it is the bible.  It is the main clue to the afterlife.  When one read this very mysterious book with an open mine…God will reveal Himself to you through a very unique person called the Holy Spirit.  He WILL confirm in your spirit/soul/mind that this is truth.  This is a supernatural experience!

After you genuinely believe what the bible reveals to you…your eyes and ears will be opened and you will know the truth and you aka “your soul” will be set free.  If you don’t believe in the bible and Jesus Christ then nothing will happen….period.

Some people believe that there is no God or that there’s no need to do anything about Him right now.  We live on earth a short 70-100 years and we live in eternity forever.  There are 2 parts of eternity…Heaven and hell.  Many don’t believe in Hell either or that a good god wouldn’t let people go there.  Are you “sure” about your facts?  You don’t get another chance to make a different choice.

Why am I even bothering to write this at this time of the end of 2013?  You don’t know me and I don’t know you…but I pray for you every day.  I pray because I have the most incredible peace and I have had many visions and supernatural experiences with God and I know that this is all “real”.

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I think about people’s lives that are gone so quickly and they didn’t get a chance to think things through.  You have that chance right now.  The Lord told me that those who are His will have a blessed year.  When I think of the people who are on their own without this supernatural help, protection and blessings…I feel sad so I wrote this blog today.  I’m not expecting for hundreds to suddenly change their minds….after all you have lived with your beliefs and many are very passionate about them.  I’m just asking to think about what I’ve shared with you…. because nobody gets a second chance.  Its “poof”….and you’re gone.

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The Advantage to dying

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I’ve been waiting for you. Welcome home!! I love you so much…I gave my life for you so you can be here with us…forever!

Philippians 1:20-26

  I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!

 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.

The advantage to dying is to be with the Lord.  To know personally and intimately the perfect love of God and to personally experience pure holiness.  To see the things that has been hidden from us all our earthly life…like the extreme beauty and wonders of heaven and to see the face of our creator looking at us with love.

This advantage to this past earthly existence is being enjoyed by my mom, grandparents, little brother, my mother and father in law and many other beloved family and friends.

Every day that goes by now that I’m getting so much older… is exciting to me that I will one day will have this great advantage!!  Just thinking about what God has planned for me encourages me every day.

I thank God that until this very joyful day comes… I have the Holy Spirit of God living right inside of me and I can interact with God 7 days a week and 24 hours a day!

My Whole life’s goal right now is to continue to be a wife to my beloved husband, a mentor and guide to my six wonderful adult children, and to be a blessing to my church and anyone who needs to be ministered to.  My biggest heartfelt desire is for souls to know Jesus Christ so they will be able to see God face to face also.

I do want to continue living…and that’s a good thing.  But in my heart of hearts…I just can’t wait to see Jesus…the one who paid a price for me!!

Message for today: Be so excited to one day see Jesus and while you are waiting… work (help and tell others about Him) and walk with Him until it’s your time….Work and Walk……Work and Walk!

What happens when you die?

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I am going to die…you are going to die…many of our loved ones have already died….But what happened to them and what’s going to happen to us when we die?

Ok… Let me start with what happens to the non- Christians according to the”bible”. John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. These are not my ideas…but Jesus very own words. According to the bible you will go to hell. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Luke 16:23-24 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

These are the biblical facts and they are very hard to for some to comprehend when looking at these facts through mortal eyes but through the eyes of God’s children…the Holy Spirit helps us to understand the ways of our God. Christians try to share the fact that our bible says that people who do not seek heaven through Jesus Christ will go to hell and some people get very offended or upset…but our bible says what it says and that’s the truth of God’s word that we follow.

I pray that people will carefully know the facts about what they believe in because you only get one chance to make the right decision. Don’t listen to only what someone has told you…but do your own research and find truth for yourself. You came into the world alone and you will leave alone. After death you’ll be faced with the reality of the decision you made. Make sure now while you still have time. Time though is not promised to anyone.

For those who are Christians…I want to share what I know about what happens when we die. First…let’s start at our very beginning. Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. We came from dirt and we’ll go back to being dirt. Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

This is what’s going to happen to our physical bodies…they will cease all function and decay back to dust. These mortal bodies…if you are a Christian contains two very important spirits… Our own spirit/soul and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit who is in us will be there until the very last second of our living earthly existence and He will help and comfort us in those last days, hours, minutes and seconds before death. We will not be alone! We should not fear death. I have seen many Christians near death and they always seem to have such a sense of peace over them. They seem to comfort those around them too. That’s the Holy Spirit at work in them. After you die…immediately your body starts to decay… your spirit/soul leaves your body and what happens next according to the bible is…. 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” From these scriptures you see that we will be with Jesus right away. There are two scriptures that say that the angels will take you there… Luke 16:22 The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. This also happened when Lazarus died. These were special circumstances and there is nothing else saying this is the norm.

Many people have shared stories of events that happened when they were near death and their accounts are real to them. What we have to go by is what the bible says happens to us and just know this….if you’re a Christian the Holy Spirit will be with you right up to your point of death even if you’re unconscious.  You may be unconscious…but your spirit is very much alive and being ministered to by the Lord and maybe angels at this time.

My Dad had a near death experience many years ago and he said he heard the angels and music.  You know this is a very scary time for anybody who is getting ready to change from one state to another.  The thought of the Holy Spirit, angels, and Jesus being very close should be a comfort to you.  You will have so much comfort and assisitance  when you die.  You will be gently and carefully transformed into your new life.   The most comforting fact is that……you will see Jesus and He will fill your soul with so much love!!  Praise the Lord!!  You can’t even imagine how good this will be…perfect love!!!!  You will have a glorified body.  All your imperfections…gone!!!  You will see your loved ones.  You’ll see things never seen by humans before.  You’ll know the answers to all the questions you’ve ever had.  You won’t have any worries!!!  You will see God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m going to reveal to you the best part about dying…yes…you heard me right….there’s a good part about dying. Philippians 1:21-23 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far…. Paul said that departing this life is far better. Why? Because you will experience the most perfect love and peace that you have ever known. Why? Because you will be in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus says this to us…. John 14 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

I tell you all today…don’t worry about your loved ones who have gone home to be with the Lord…they are enveloped in the greatest love of all. Don’t worry about dying because Jesus has prepared everything for you. Death is not a problem for us who are washed by the blood of the lamb. When I think of all that God has prepared just for me….and you:

1 Corinthians 2:9 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”—

We have a great future planned for us. We won’t suffer any more pain, crying or tears. No more heart ache or sorrow. Let’s hold on to this glorious hope in our hearts today and run this race with thanksgiving and praise for all God has blessed us with.

Message for today:  What happens when we die?…..The greatest thing we can ever imagine…eternal life in the presence of our Lord and Savior….Jesus Christ!! Halleluiah!

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