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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I’ve got fantastic news for you today!!!

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jesus is coming back best baby

Are you as excited as he is?

 

Let’s not lose this happy and exciting expectation of Jesus return to get us and bring us….home!

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

I’m doing a happy dance in my heart!!!

Thank you Jesus!!!!!

Jesus is all grown up

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Jesus is grown

Jesus is not a baby. He was…but is now Supremely Highly Exalted with all power!

Jesus is not a little baby in a manger.

He is not cute little boy running around the temple.

Jesus He’s not a handsome young man hanging out in different towns doing miracles.

He is not hanging on a cross.

He’s not dead in some tomb.

And He’s not a myth, ghost, satans brother, a prophet, a good man or anything else like that.

Jesus was here but He was translated back to heaven.

Jesus is grown heaven

Acts 1:1-9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Jesus not only grew up…He flew up and He is right now a supernatural being in Exalted Glory!  He is God!

The last description of  grown Jesus appearance in the bible is this:

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Revelation 1:12-18   I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

When you see grown and glorified Jesus as a supernatural Being you realize the sacrifice He made for us.  For Him to come down here and be in this human form… I tremble to think how powerful and mighty He is now.  You can see from what He did for us….just how much He loves us!!  Thank you Jesus!

We should reflect on Jesus past.  We should repent, believe in Him, thank Him, love Him and we should think about our future with Him.  Jesus said…. 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.  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. John 14:2,3

Jesus is your past, present and future!

His future is your future!

Let’s see  Grown Jesus for who He is….Jesus is God!

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This is you future with Exalted Glorified Jesus!!!!

“CHRISTIANS…Don’t read this!!!”

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the unsaved best

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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Is Jesus the reason for YOUR season?

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Is the season the reason for your celebration?

Has this turned into a season without a reason?

Such questions to ponder….

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus Christ commands us to celebrate one thing and that was to always remember His sacrifice on the cross.  There is no command to celebrate Christmas or a specific birth date.   I know that God does not mind that we do celebrate Christmas because it brings glory to the name of Jesus.   Even though historical evidence points to another time of the year for Jesus birth, I feel it’s OK that we celebrate it on December 25th.  No bah hum-bug here!   We  Christians do celebrate Christmas and we’re just so excited that Jesus Christ came to save mankind!

It was a tremendous event….Jesus Christ the Son of God being born to a virgin woman which began one of the greatest events known to mankind.   This great event made it possible for us sinful human beings to have our original sin removed from us and to be put right with the God of the entire universe!  This was all made possible through Jesus Christ birth, death and resurrection.    This is what’s called….Good News for all mankind AKA the world!

So Christmas is a truly wonderful holiday for a Christian to celebrate.  I love the lights, music, food and all the trimmings of the holiday but Jesus Christ is always first and foremost in mind heart and mind.

When my husband and I was raising our 6 kids after we became a committed Christian in 1984…we changed our story of how they got their gifts and now told our children that Jesus provided their gifts.   My husband and I also decided that we would open all our gifts on Christmas Eve.    This was our family’s new tradition that included prayer and a very special family time of togetherness.  Christmas day was a big family dinner with Birthday cake for Jesus and included singing Happy Birthday to Him.  The whole day was Jesus day alone.  This was now a Nemley family tradition.  Our 6 kids knew that our main focus was on Jesus and yet we still enjoyed all the trimmings too.

Many people celebrate Christmas and Easter and that’s good.    For me..…I celebrate Jesus Christ birth, death and resurrection throughout my daily walk with Jesus Christ… all day and night, 365 days a year and this will be for the rest of my life.  For me… every day is a holiday with Jesus!

They always say…”Jesus is the reason for the season” and I would like to add….”Jesus is the reason for all seasons”.

My holiday tips:

  1. Keep Jesus on the top of Christmas… not Christmas and then Jesus.
  2. Be wise in spending…don’t go overboard.
  3. Be modest in all you do…keep a balance.
  4. Let your light shine, so Jesus will come through in your celebrations to others.
  5. Bless someone in some way…many have lost love ones or suffer from depression at this time.
  6. Find alone time for prayer.  Your spirit will need this to survive Christmas… and really everyday!
  7. Remember to thank God for the gift of sending His only Son.

Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

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