ChristiaNet MallWorld's Largest Christian MallChristian BlogsFree Bible QuizzesFree Ecards and Free Greeting CardsLoans, Debt, Business and Insurance Articles

Why Do Some Good People Suffer

I have a friend that I'm trying to minister to and he just asked me a question. Why do some people suffer more than others and are there scrip to back this up? What should I tell him?

Join Our Christian Chat and Take The Evangelism Bible Quiz
 ---Linda on 4/21/05
     Helpful Blog Vote (8)

Reply to this BlogPost a New Blog

you are all in need of direction the reson u all suffer is u allow it please God take it away! PLEASE GOD heal me! he did u must stop asking and just receive it (THANK U GOD THIS IS NOT MY CANCER IT IS GONE AS OF NOW) psalm 23-4though i walk (in)or(through) the valley of the shadow of death i will fear(all)or (no)evil for thow art with me thy rod and thy staff they (hurt)or(confort)me what does it realy say thats why what u beleive u get
---ROBERT_M on 5/27/07

Christians throughout time have sufferred. Being Christian does not exempt us from suffering. As long as we are in the flesh we will suffer. Many times suffering is useful to bring us closer to God. Why are so many Christians so wimpy? The suffering should make us closer to God.
In nations where Christian face suffering, they are stronger and closer to God. The suffering should be embraced not shunned.
---RICHARD on 4/8/07

catherine, not all sickness come as a result of sin...the can but not all
---mark on 4/8/07

Many people, including Christians, deny the true power of God and his intentions. Remember: we are living in a temporary body on a temporary Earth. Our real home is Heaven. If we can endure the hardships in this life, be content even in times of trouble, don't blame God for our troubles, pray continuously, repent and stay away from sin, we are guaranteed a place in Heaven. We are only a few short years before the coming of our Lord, can you survive until then? Trust in His judgement.
---Steveng on 4/8/07

Maybe some of you could give some Scripture that shows it is not always God's will to heal. I know about Job, and Pauls thorn and Timothys stomach problems. But it doesn't show that Paul's thorn was a sickness or disease. And there is no teaching that it wasn't God's will to heal even in these case. Did Jesus ever show this by his teaching and example?
---john on 4/8/07

Have you ever considered the possibly that it is not always God's will to heal sick Christians? Well my friend have you? It is not always God's will. You may ask, how come? So the believer can bring about the glory of God. And you may want to also consider this>>>Sickness is a penality for Sin. [John 5-14]
---catherine on 4/8/07

God allows suffering in our lives in order to bring us closer to Him.
---Helen_5378 on 4/7/07

tell your friend to read the book of job, he was an upright and perfect man perfect in that he did no wrong before god.yet god allowed him to suffer greatly by the hands of satan.but job endured at the end and his later end was better than his beginning.tell your friend to whold on,god is not unrighteous to forget his good deeds,just believe in christ.
---mae on 4/6/07

Trials and tribulations are not to destroy but to strengthen. And they produce patience. Both are scriptures. Trials and tribulations takes you to your knees in prayer. Trials and tribulations increases your faith in God, my friend. Unbelievers, God does not help. but a believer, can always count on God if He stays close to God in prayer. Do not wait until all hell comes against you and then expect God to come running.
---catherine on 4/6/07

We are at war- good against evil; the Spirit vs the flesh, and we require tempering and conditioning. Some are on the front lines, and some on the back. You will know where your faith is when it is tried by fire. "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." II Timothy 3:12. i believe that the closer you are to Christ and the more you let your light shine, then the more you will be dis'd by the enemy and the more you will suffer persecution. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but YHWH saves him out of them all." Psalm 34:19.
---Eloy on 4/6/07

Trials, tests, sufferings, all the same thing, are actually good things. Trials and sufferings are the way of growth and overcoming. In order to be an overcomer, you have to have something to overcome. Scripture says, if you want ot reign with Him you will also have so suffer with Him, be identified with His sufferings.
2 Cor. 1:5,7; Phil 1:29; 3:10; 2 Thes. 1:5; I Tim. 4:10; 2 Tim. 2:12; Heb. 11:25; I Pet. 2:20; 3:14; 4:16,19
---Debbie on 5/1/06

Tell your friend that Good and Bad things happens to all just like what the Lord says in the book of Ecclesiastes..
---edna9754 on 4/30/05

John Macarthur once said "bad things don't happen to good people, because there are no good people" remember, the Bible says "there is none righteous, no not one."
---gabriel on 4/29/05

The reaon why good people suffer is just because some good people do not acknowledge the words of God
---sola on 4/25/05

When we became Christian there was no assurance that we will not experience problems. The only assurance is, GOD is always with us whatever situation we are in. We might not understand why good people suffer but GOD ways is always higher than our waysand GOD thoughts are always higher than our thoughts. All things work together for good.
---Maria_Teresa on 4/23/05

When I see Christians suffering especially when they are suffering with me in some way shape or form I remember that the Bible admonishes us in this fashion. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. This helps me aline my thoughts better and gets me going again. Sincerely, Audrey
---Audrey on 4/22/05

Read These Insightful Articles About Furniture

This question has perplexed me for years.

I have watched some Christian families go through so much. One in particular has been through what would almost be described as hell with sick children, accidents etc. Yet until recently our family has been blessed with good health and so on. Even though we have been touched by cancer now, I look back over the years and thank God we have escaped so much misery.
---Bruce5656 on 4/22/05

Have you considered his servant Job?
---david5083 on 4/22/05

Look at the sufferings of John the Baptist.I'd suggest to have a bible reading study where the bible is read consequtively and a notebook prepared with all notes on the suffering of some people.Also listening to other fellow believers testimony on the great and horrible sufferings the Lord has freed,healed and rescued them from is very encouraging.
---Eloisa on 4/22/05

(Matt.24:9:13)Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will fall from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
---Eloisa on 4/22/05

Read These Insightful Articles About Laptops

(Matt.5:11,12)"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.Rejoice aand be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
---Eloisa on 4/22/05

Continuation-- You have no idea the grief that his brothers and sisters put him through.(Matt.13:55-57) "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us?..."Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor." (Matt.10:24)A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of
---Eloisa on 4/22/05

I suppose you can begin with the example of our Savior. Even while his mom was carrying he was in danger of being killed;because if Joseph hadn't been a kind man who loved Mary and obeyed God; she would have been stoned to death for apparently committing fornication according to their laws. Then the decree which they had to travel far and then when they arrive there's no place for them in the inn.Joseph took his family to Egypt in order to keep him safe when the killing of little boys happened. During his childhood he was subject to his parents. be con't.
---Eloisa on 4/22/05

Copyright© 1996-2015 ChristiaNet®. All Rights Reserved.