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  • 1. W hy D o G o o d P eo ple S uffer? M es s a g e by D a n D a bro w s k i July 19, 2009 Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Kapuskasing, Ontario
  • 2. Romans 8:35-39
  • 3. T here is m o re s uffering in o ur w o rld tha n w e rea lize.
  • 4. Luke 10:30-37
  • 5. There is great physical suffering in our world. There is a greater amount of mental illness and suffering than we realize.
  • 6. S ome of the most intense agony that can be experienced is emotional.
  • 7. S ome of the most intense agony that can be experienced is emotional. P erhaps the greatest suffering is spiritual.
  • 8. S o m e fa ls e s o lutio ns to the pro blem tha t m us t be rejec ted.
  • 9. S ome believe that all suffering comes from G od.
  • 10. S ome believe that all suffering comes from G od. S ome believe that all suffering is due to sin that has been committed by the sufferer.
  • 11. Job 4:7-9 7 "C o n s id e r n o w : W h o , b e in g in n o c e n t, h a s e v e r p e r is h e d ? W h e r e w e r e th e u p r ig h t e v e r d e s tr o y e d ? 8 A s I h a v e o b s e r v e d , th o s e w h o p lo w e v il a n d th o s e w h o s o w tr o u b le r e a p it. 9 A t th e b r e a th o f G o d th e y a r e d e s tr o y e d ; a t th e b la s t o f h is a n g e r th e y p e r is h .
  • 12. S ome believe that all suffering is mere illusion.
  • 13. P a rtia l ex pla na tio ns fo r the pro blem o f s uffering .
  • 14. The D evil deserves the blame for much of what G od is charged with.
  • 15. The D evil deserves the blame for much of what G od is charged with. J o b 2 :7 7 S o S a ta n w e n t o u t fr o m th e p r e s e n c e o f th e L O R D a n d a fflic te d J o b w ith p a in fu l s o r e s fr o m th e s o le s o f h is fe e t to th e to p o f h is head.
  • 16. The D evil deserves the blame for much of what G od is charged with. 1 P e te r 5 :8 8 B e s e lf-c o n tr o lle d a n d a le r t. Y o u r e n e m y th e d e v il p r o w ls a r o u n d lik e a r o a r in g lio n lo o k in g fo r s o m e o n e to d e v o u r .
  • 17. We are personally responsible for much of our suffering. Much of our suffering is the result of our ignorance. Much of our suffering is due to negligence. Much of our suffering is due to our carelessness. Much of our suffering is due to greed Much of our suffering is in the form of worry.
  • 18. O thers are responsible for much of our suffering.
  • 19. O thers are responsible for much of our suffering. The natural law of the universe is responsible for some suffering.
  • 20. S ome suffering does come from G od 2C or. 12:7 7 To k e e p m e fr o m b e c o m in g c o n c e ite d b e c a u s e o f th e s e s u r p a s s in g ly g r e a t r e v e la tio n s , th e r e w a s g iv e n m e a th o r n in m y fle s h , a m e s s e n g e r o f S a ta n , to to r m e n t m e .
  • 21. H ow s ha ll w e rea c t to s uffering ?
  • 22. S hall we react with self-pity?
  • 23. S hall we react with self-pity? S hall we react with blind, fatalistic resignation?
  • 24. S hall we react with self-pity? S hall we react with blind, fatalistic resignation? S hall we react with bitter resentment?
  • 25. 1C or. 10:13 13 N o te m p ta tio n h a s s e iz e d y o u e x c e p t w h a t is c o m m o n to m a n . A n d G o d is fa ith fu l; h e w ill n o t le t y o u b e te m p te d b e y o n d w h a t y o u c a n b e a r. B u t w h e n y o u a r e te m p te d , h e w ill a ls o p r o v id e a w a y o u t s o th a t y o u c a n s ta n d u p u n d e r it.
  • 26. O ne ship drives east, and another drives west, While the self-same breezes blow; Its the set of the sails and not the gales That bids them where to go. Like the sails of the seas are the ways of our wills As we voyage along through life; Its the set of the soul that decides the goal And not the storms or the strife. -R e b e c c a R . W illia m s
  • 27. W hy D o G o o d P eo ple S uffer? M es s a g e by D a n D a bro w s k i July 19, 2009 Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Kapuskasing, Ontario