A Time...
for everything

be be born

to search
to plant

to weep

to heal
to build
to uproot
to love
to throw away
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A time...

.....to weep...

 
 
So much pain ...
so much suffering, injustice, hatred ...
how can God allow it?
If there is a God, why is the world
sometimes so awful?
yet pain teaches us, brings us closer
to others, nearer to God
the world we live in is blighted by our sin -

God plans to change it, to change us.
pain is temporary -
God has promised to get rid of it...
"Gladness and joy will overtake
them, and sorrow and sighing will
flee away" Isaiah 35v10
"There will be no more death or mourning
or crying or pain, for the old order of
things has passed away" Revelation 21v4

Notes for "a time to weep"

Gen 3:16-19   Human suffering stems directly from our disobedience to God; at present the whole of creation labours under the curse placed upon it by God in the beginning.  Humanity is condemned by sin to a life of constant struggle against nature, ending in death.
Rom 5:3-4
Heb 12:9-11
Acts 14:22
James 1:12
  Through this struggle our characters are formed.  Through it we can come closer to God, as we are moulded into something better that gives him pleasure and that will bring us into his kingdom.
Luke 4:18-19
Luke 6:21
John 16:20-22
  Jesus came to bring comfort, hope and joy to all who believe and trust in him.
Heb 2:10,
5:7-9
  Jesus himself was made perfect by his sufferings.  When we suffer, we follow in his steps.
James 1:13-15
James 4:1-3
  God is in no way responsible for moral evil, but uses good and evil circumstances to bring about his purpose.  Man alone is responsible for war and conflict of all sorts.
Rev 21:4
Rom 8:19-21
  When God's plan is complete, pain and sorrow will disappear, and the whole creation will be filled with joy. When God's plan is complete, pain and sorrow will disappear, and the whole creation will be filled with joy.

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