Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Why does God allows so much suffering in human beings?
If we were created by a loving God, why is there so much suffering in the world today?
Daily brutalities can overshadow the simple joys of life, making human existence seem more like a trial than a treasure.
The answers to these types of questions canít come from human logic alone. To seek answers to spiritual questions, you have to search within your
heart through prayer and meditation, allowing the wisdom of God and Spirit to flow into your conscious awareness.
As I sought guidance on this issue, I connected with a divine presence that embodies devotion and love for humanity: Mother Mary. During her life with
Jesus, Mary experienced great pain and suffering. She lived during brutal times in ancient Israel. Women had no rights and no say in the affairs of men. She was helpless to stop
the crucifixion of her son, and yet she had to continue living life after Jesus physically died.
A Message from Mother Mary
Here is Mother Mary's message on why God allows suffering:
My dear friends, the wheel of life continues to turn, despite the painful affairs of life. You may lose loved ones through death or separation. You
may lose your job, your health, your wealth, and your faith. Life on Earth is about loss and separation. You cannot deny this daily occurrence of painful situations that remind you
of how separate you feel from God and your own power to control the world around you.
You can connect with divine wisdom through meditation and contemplative prayer. Breathe deeply, ready to experience the Divine Portal Meditation.
When a loved one dies, it is easy to wonder what Godís plan is for your beloved and for yourself. Loss brings to light the most intense feelings of
abandonment and separation. In these moments, you wonder if there truly is a loving God guiding the universe because you can feel like he has cut you loose from his apron strings,
leaving you to go it alone in the world. Where is God in these moments?
God so loved the world that he created Jesus as a beacon to light the way home. Through the life of Jesus, we can see his suffering and the pain of
others around him. Through the stories about his life, you are given a birdís eye view of poverty, famine, racism, religious exclusivity, and militarism at work in ancient
Israel. This suffering is not unique to that time period. It continues today in many different forms.
If God so loved the world that he created Jesus as a beacon to light the way home, then why does this suffering continue?
Before you undertook this great journey of human life, you decided upon your divine path. You came to Earth to explore what happens when you are
separated from your awareness of the wisdom, energy, and love of your higher spirit-self. This divine aspect of your consciousness is always in connection with God and the divine
realm. Right now, this part of you knows your divine plan and your role in the great drama of life. As you go through hurtful experiences, the pain pushes you toward this
ever-present, ever-loving higher spirit-self for answers and comfort.
If life is a journey of separation, what is your final destination? Complete union with your higher spirit-self and the remembrance of Godís love
for you. What is the value of suffering and separation? Remembrance of who you really are: a divine being having a human experience of a life where the awareness of Godís
presence is hidden. Why should you search for the God within? Remembrance of this powerful and ever-present light of love.
These words make the journey sound even more like a mystery. Letís make it real by example. After Jesus was crucified, I felt great grief, like I
had lost the light of hope from my existence. I felt powerless, totally unable to change what had occurred. I let my anger and sadness out by crying alone in the wilderness. For
many days, I would wander out into the desert by my home, bereft and alone, until one morning I felt like the well of tears had dried up. I still felt an ache in my heart when I
thought about Jesus, but it wasnít as searing. I looked up and realized that the seasons had changed without my awareness.
I felt like I had walked into a foreign landscape beyond my own world of dark pain. The sun was shining very brightly, too hot for sitting unprotected
in the sand. As I sought shade under a large rock, the world began to shimmer in front of me. I fell to the ground, instantly tasting the grit in my mouth. As I lay motionless, I
saw my life spread out before me. There were two roads ahead of me: one road was dark, misty, and deserted while the other road curved ahead in the light. I couldnít see beyond
the bend, but my heart told me to get up and keep walking.
I opened my eyes and sat up. The dusty landscape seemed so alive and so full of God in that moment. I lifted my face to the sun, knowing that despite
all the pain I had endured, I could keep walking in the light of Godís love. In my heart, I felt a tingling again that I thought I had lost. It was hope. I stood up and kept
This is what lifeís journey is about: moments that propel us back to the heart of God. It was only through the pain that I remembered my inner
strength. It was only through the pain that I could recognize the inner strength of others. It was only through the pain that I could see God, always guiding me home.
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