Suffering is Temporary, but God’s Love is Forever

I think people wonder where is the fairness and why do we have to suffer through such sad, hard things? The true desire of her heart is to have children to love. How many parents don’t even plan for or appreciate their children?

Universally people seem to have the hardest time with the issue of suffering and fairness. People wonder if God truly is all-powerful, then why would he allow his creations to go through pain and suffering? The problem is that we have a hard time understanding the big picture. We see things with a limited view and not with an eternal (forever) view.

People especially wonder why seemingly good people must suffer? And why seemingly bad people do not suffer. The answer is that even if this is true in the short term, it is not true in the long term (think eternally). God’s people will live forever with him in Heaven. The others will suffer forever in Hell.

God allowed Jesus, his son, to suffer for a greater purpose. Even Jesus questioned God. On the cross, Jesus asked God why he abandoned him. Jesus had to suffer in order to save all those that believe in him. When we suffer it is also for a greater purpose. In our suffering, we are a witness to others. To be a witness, we must see the bigger picture, the eternal. We can point others to God’s love by realizing that our suffering is temporary, but God’s love is forever.

God, thank you for loving me, thank you for my two babies in Heaven who you will forever love and take care of.

“Our suffering is temporary, but God’s love is forever.”

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4 thoughts on “Suffering is Temporary, but God’s Love is Forever

  1. Good post, Todd.

    Regarding suffering: note the number of people who attribute suffering to God and pleasure to their own talents. That’s almost exactly backwards. We suffer because we and others have decided that our way is better than God’s. Most of the times of greatest suffering (e.g., war, genocide, etc.) on this earth are directly attributable to man’s unwillingness to reflect God in our lives. Our times of happiness in this life are proof of God’s goodness in spite of our rebellion. God bless.

  2. “God, thank you for loving me, thank you for my two babies in Heaven who you will forever love and take care of.” That is my favorite line. Makes me cry. So sweet! ❤

    • I’m sorry to hear of your second loss. My hearts, and prayers, are with you both, and your babies who God is watching over.

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