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A week today (last Friday) i posted my about my medical condition of being infected with Hepatitis B and how worried I have been. I got both personal messages and comments that made me feel like “DOES GOD REALLY EXIST?. IF HE DOES, WHY THE SUFFERING. DOES GOD SHOW FAVORITISM?  IF GOD TRULY EXIST, WHAT IS HE LIKE?  I started feeling like God is morally dubious. How will he allow such a thing to happen to one person within a very short time. Why will he creat Country like America, Britain, France, Canada, etc so great and Cameroon in mysteries? Why will he allow the wickedness of man to his fellow human? Why will he allow the wickedness to prosper and to oppress the weak? I thought that given the suffering in the world, if God exists then he is either not all-powerful, or he is malevolent, lazy or shows favouritism. A loving, all-powerful God would presumably create a loving world. So why didn’t he?

I found out  that the God of the Bible is Love in its truest, purest form, and has created a world with love at the centre. But for love to be possible there must be freedom to choose, since real love is chosen, not forced. One of the greatest human dignities is that we have freedom to choose all kinds of things. When this is removed, a great sense of injustice rises up. Our movies are full of real and fictional stories about escaping entrapment or slavery into real freedom precisely because this is so central to what it means to be human. God has made a world that is good, but with freedom to choose wrong, and our ancestors used their freedom to reject God and introduced a brokenness that has filtered into every layer of life; our choices, our relationships and even our very biology(My case with hepatitis reading from what he was manifesting and what am told about Hepatitis). Truly as I was told, some suffering (but not all) is caused by human actions. There times when we are on the receiving end of someone else’s foolish choices, but also times when we have caused the suffering of another. The problem of suffering resides in every human heart. It is internal as well as external.

IS GOD PUNISHING ME?
I feel singled out for punishment in my suffering and this has increase my sense of loneliness and isolation. But the bible says, suffering is not a personal punishment from God, but is rather a general consequence of living in a world that is broken and with which everyone is caught up one way or another.
DOES GOD CARE ABOUT MY SUFFERING? 
The feeling was it is very convenient for God to set the world up and then stay so distant! He doesn’t seem to have to experience the repercussions of the freedom he allowed. Does he even care about what people are going through? Why doesn’t he come and experience life here and get his hands dirty? The amazing news is that he did. 
We are told God did not remain distant but entered our broken world as the person of Jesus Christ to face suffering head on. Jesus Christ came close enough to look people in the eye and do something about their suffering. He brought hope into situations of deep despair, by healing the sick, restoring the marginalised and even raising the dead.  Surely I matter to Jesus. More than this. Jesus himself experienced great suffering. Christianity is not a symbol of victory and triumph, but of execution and death. Jesus was arrested and tried unfairly, sentenced to death, betrayed and disowned by his closest friends, flogged, beaten up, nailed to a cross and left to die of asphyxiation. The prophet Isaiah 53 describes Jesus hundreds of years beforehand as, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. 

Now, i feel most at home with he who have been through something similar. With Jesus there is a shared experience of suffering. He knows because he has been there.
Yet, Jesus has not just suffered like me, he has also suffered for me in a way that goes far beyond Hepatitis B. Jesus died so that i can conquer Hepatitis B and live. Jesus took all of my mistakes, regrets, guilt, failures upon himself, so that i can know forgiveness, comfort, restoration and peace with God.

For those who condemn me to say my disease was cause by wayward life, They help me to have an individual retreat to gain deep knowledge of the scripture and to those who comforted me, thank you for feeling my pains. The God news is that my son tested negative and my adopted son was also negative. God is not man that he should lie neither is he the son of man that he should change his mind

Amen

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Shalom plavious,

Be sure to also post your prayer request with our Worthy Prayer Team.    Simply click on the Worthy Prayer Team link, and click login and submit your prayer request!  It's that simple!

God bless,

George

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Praise God that you have drawn closer to Him \0/  As for those who are lacking in both compassion and intelligence and would condemn you without any knowledge they need to learn that hepB can be caused by eating or drinking contaminated water or even by getting the germs into a wound and you dear brother have been wounded far more than most of us will ever be :emot-hug:

Praise God that your beautiful children have not been infected and praying for your healing comfort and strength :th_praying:

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That was a lovely post Plavious. Thank the Lord for you.

I am praying still for you and your family. Praise Jesus your children are clear of hepb.

Those that persecute you, remember that Jesus was also persecuted. So if He got it, as He tells us, we’ll get it too. Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but the dark forces of this world, as written in Ephesians.

May the Lord bless you and give you peace. We here at Worthy are all with you and for you and remember, the most important is that Jesus is with you and for you. 

My prayers continue for you.

God bless,

Becky.

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6 hours ago, IainL said:

Wow. As I read this, it just moved me so much. I am really sorry you have to go through this and I pray that God will be merciful to you. You prove yourself to be a person of great character. Many would have caved in and given up. Yes, God is really good. All of out pain and suffering in this world, is ultimately the result of the Fall. And then He gives us his Word and it both  warns us about the things to come and promises that eventually He will restore and make all things new and that we can overcome if we keep our eyes on him. In this situation, keep trusting him, keep running to him. He is in your side even if it doesn't feel like it. 

 

Thanks you

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6 hours ago, ladypeartree said:

Praise God that you have drawn closer to Him \0/  As for those who are lacking in both compassion and intelligence and would condemn you without any knowledge they need to learn that hepB can be caused by eating or drinking contaminated water or even by getting the germs into a wound and you dear brother have been wounded far more than most of us will ever be :emot-hug:

Praise God that your beautiful children have not been infected and praying for your healing comfort and strength :th_praying:

Thank you

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39 minutes ago, marvelloustime said:

That was a lovely post Plavious. Thank the Lord for you.

I am praying still for you and your family. Praise Jesus your children are clear of hepb.

Those that persecute you, remember that Jesus was also persecuted. So if He got it, as He tells us, we’ll get it too. Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but the dark forces of this world, as written in Ephesians.

May the Lord bless you and give you peace. We here at Worthy are all with you and for you and remember, the most important is that Jesus is with you and for you. 

My prayers continue for you.

God bless,

Becky.

Amen

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7 hours ago, plavious said:

Now, i feel most at home with he who have been through something similar. With Jesus there is a shared experience of suffering. He knows because he has been there.
Yet, Jesus has not just suffered like me, he has also suffered for me in a way that goes far beyond Hepatitis B. Jesus died so that i can conquer Hepatitis B and live. Jesus took all of my mistakes, regrets, guilt, failures upon himself, so that i can know forgiveness, comfort, restoration and peace with God.

For those who condemn me to say my disease was cause by wayward life, They help me to have an individual retreat to gain deep knowledge of the scripture and to those who comforted me, thank you for feeling my pains. The God news is that my son tested negative and my adopted son was also negative. God is not man that he should lie neither is he the son of man that he should change his mind

Amen

Praise God! He is teaching you and growing you in Him even in your suffering. What other God is like our God Who can do this?? NONE! He is THE God above all other gods. Plavious, I continue to knock on the door of heaven for your complete healing and restoration. You are our beloved brother, and we stand with you!

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