The world where we all are living today is a temporary place and after the end of this physical world a permanent world is waiting for us where the righteous will live forever with the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus also told that at the end of this world, the unrighteous will be thrown into the lake of fire.
The Bible tells us that Satan is the ruler of this world. He has the authority to guide the people. But the Lord gave us the freedom to decide whether we will walk with him or we will walk with the plans of Satan. We have experienced that when someone accepts Jesus he also gets persecutions from his society and sometimes from his family also.
But we need to understand that when someone torture us, it is important to note that they also persecuted Jesus ahead of us. The Lord said not to take revenge rather we should leave it in his hands. So,the trials we face are not ours but belong to Jesus.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
The Bible says that God created us by his own image. So we are not just a mere human being, but we are the children of God.
God loves us that is why he created the whole universe and all the things for us so that we can survive here.
When Adam and Eve committed the sin and that made him to separate himself from mankind.
Because of Adam’s disobedience the entire human being was separated from the presence of the Lord. To join ourselves with our creator Jesus came in flesh and died for our sake so that we can get connected again with the Lord.
God created us with a purpose and the purpose is to glorify his name in the world by our lives. The Bible says all the plans of the Lord are good for us.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
From the word of God we can understand that God’s plan is always best for us and if we stick to him we will receive so many blessings from him. As long as we will be on this earth we will have to go through many trials and problems in our lives.
The more problems we face in our day to day lives the more we come closer to God. It is God’s plan to bring us into trials so that we can be strong enough to encounter the temptations. The Lord will not forsake us when we go through the hard times in our lives. He will carry our burden on his shoulders.
God created us to glorify him by our every deeds and words so that the world may know who the Lord is.
when we claim that we are the children of God but at the same time the question that disturbs us is why we get pains and sufferings in this world while we are worshipping the one true living God.
If you look at all the characters of the God’s people throughout the Bible we can find that they have gone through many problems in their lives till death. But out of that all of them were victorious in their lives in spite of many trials, because though they have faced many problems and trials throughout their life but God never forsake them.
It is God who allows us to fall into trials so that our faith can be verified by our decisions. The Bible says that it is our desire that leads into temptations. God knows us very clearly and deeply and he will never allow us to carry the burden which is heavier for us.
Another reason for the sufferings of this world is, we have decided to follow Jesus and that’s how we become the enemy of the satan. When we will walk along with the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ the world will persecute us because they also persecuted and tortured and killed Jesus before us. So, He left an example for us that this world is not for us and we are not going to stay here forever.
If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18-19)
If we look the life of Paul, we can get a lesson that he did not persecute Jesus directly, but Jesus asked him,
” Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4)
From this we can know that while people persecute us, it directly approaches Jesus. so, we can say our pains and sufferings belong to Jesus.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 6:12)From this verse we can understand that our enemy is not mankind but it is the spiritual beings. We have to withstand the power of God to fight the battle and at the end we will obtain the everlasting place. God promised that He will never leave us alone. Every moment He will guide us and lead us into eternal life