THOUGHTS ON GOD: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
– Helen Keller

THOUGHTS ON GOD: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?
Just quickly jotted down a few personal thoughts on realising the nature of God early this morning (my best time). A bit “heavy-heavy, serious” now craig!

If God is all powerful, how then can Ultimate Source allow evil to occur?
Can God love the world, but still allow suffering? Is it possible for God to love the world and yet strive to end suffering?
Is God responsible for ALL the suffering?

I DON’T have the answer to this deep question asked through the ages, BUT I’ll just say this…

In spite of the state of the world and all its sadness today, I truly believe that God, the Ground of All Being has created a world in which love can occur, be expressed and flourish.
We can either choose to love, or not to love God. Freedom by its very nature allows us the power of choice. Yet freedom also allows for risk. God, Infinite Spirit is striving with all of His* power to bring suffering to an end… but this involves co-operation with human beings. Because God works in and through people (“ordinary”). God gives each of us freedom of choice, because it’s our world we live in. In their own “little” lives, people around the globe can use their influence and freedom to try to relieve suffering and do everything they can to be part of the solution rather than being the problem.

* you choose the pronoun you wish (He/She/”It”),’cos God has no gender.

God works in and through people (“seemingly ordinary”). It’s like a partnership (as Jesus depended on the Father to accomplish “the seemingly impossible”). YOU , each ONE of us can make a difference to help end suffering and bring some joy in an often very sad, but always beautiful world.

Our Heavenly Father is good and just ..and that is our freedom of choice (in our individual consciousnesses) to really believe that, then apply in the way we live our lives.

In doing so, you help in some small , yet significant way to usher in God’s Kingdom on earth.

Shared by c

“My Grace (Infinite) is sufficient for you.”

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
– Helen Keller

PPS
“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another;
if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother;
if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear,
I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.
If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty;
if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty;
if I can teach one man that God and heaven are near,
I shall not then have lived in vain while here.
If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness;
if I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove the curse of mental blindness;
if I can make more joy, more hope, less pain,
I shall not have lived and loved in vain.
If by life’s roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest,
though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly blest –
though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave,
I shall not have lived in vain while here.”
– St Francis of Assisi

from http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/if-i-can-throw-a-single-ray-of-light/

1the-light-of-the-universe (from vineandbranchworldministries.com)

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Author: craig lock

ABOUT c the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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