In this world you will have tribulation

We are to take changes and unexpected hard times under the chin. It does not mean however, that we join forces in those changes and purposely make things harder for others as many are doing in this society. We are living in a time of change yes, but a lot of them are needlessly imposed on purpose.

The Bible promises problems. It does not say that we graduate from problems like many other evangelical teachings would lead us to believe. We should not be cruel, unloving, unwelcoming, or unkind to people with problems as though they were living in disobedience or in sin. We without problems should not look down on those with problems as though they are out of favor with God. That is what Job’s brothers did. There is also a scene in the Bible in which the disciples and Jesus come across a blind person and the disciples ask who sinned, he or his parents? (John 9:2) When we have problems, we are to take them in stride, yes, but it does not mean rejecting others with problems as if they are too hard to deal with.

Problems are common, but it does not mean we are to be a willing participant or contributor in making things more difficult for others. We are not to be a part of the problem. Don’t blame people for wanting solutions especially if there is more you can do to provide a solutions to the problem. We are to seek a solution to the problems wherever possible. When people with harder problems do come into your life, you are not to blame them for them as if there was a way they could have been prevented. Embrace them. Mourn with those who mourn. It could very easily be us, and the bible says in this world, you will have tribulation. (John 16:33) Let’s not be a part of the problems that others face or must face. We should not be contributing towards the suffering that is a reality in our world. We should be working to end it. Just because problems are common does not make them okay. We should not be causing problems or causing hurt or pain for people or rejecting those who already have pain or struggles.

Don’t make things harder for people on purpose. There should be solidarity with those who suffer. Suffering is a part of life that we must accept, and we must accept others who are suffering. We must be working to end suffering for others wherever possible, rather than be a part of problem of suffering.

About journeywithmercy

I am seeking a meaningful life in Jesus Christ. I am not sure exactly what that means, but I am on a journey to find out. I seek a most amazing way beyond my wildest dreams to fulfill my calling, purpose and destiny while enjoying beauty, art, culture, nature and science the whole way thorugh.
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