What Is God's Role
My 70 year husband to whom I am still legally married is having a second child with his 25 year Asian girlfriend. What is God,s role in this terrible, abusive and hurtful situation ?
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---Katherine_Cooper on 2/15/17
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Good point Kathyr. But yes those who follow predestination believe we are too brain damaged to know.
GOD comforts guides and gives power to overcome sin in our lives. He does not force us to follow him.
All who do follow him in the love of GOD and others will be with Jesus in Heaven.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/25/17|
God JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY, so NO, the heart of man does not have to change FIRST. We put our faith in the Promises of God, SO THAT we can be cleansed and changed, because we can't do it ourselves. Every sinner has the capacity to know he is a sinner and needs a savior. Good grief. Luke makes it sound like all men are phychopaths ....men without a conscience. No Luke, we see those kind every day.....they truly have no conscience....but to say all men are this way is false.
Even a sinner knows when he speeds he's broken the law. And if he can't pay the fine, he's put in jail. BUT if someone offers to pay that fine....you say he's so brain damaged he can't make a decision and take up the offer?
---kathr4453 on 2/24/17|
Mark, you say:
"To stop people from sinning would require God to stop valuing our free will, which God gave us from the beginning. This free will is what allows us to freely love and choose God."
Mark, the lost will never choose God unless the Holy Spirit changes the heart of the person who is lost. Don't you know that while lost:
"we" once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of the flesh fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others" Eph. 1-3.
---Luke on 2/23/17|
Kathr, have you heard from Darlene?
Does anyone know if her husband is okay?
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/21/17|
Give the matter to the Lord in prayer. Definitely cling closely to the Lord & follow His lead in the matter.
---Leon on 2/17/17|
For you to cling closely to God.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/17/17|
When I think of Gods role I think of His purpose, which does not alter with circumstances. He remains constant, the same, though He may reveal Himself as He chooses. His purpose includes reconciling to Himself, all things in Christ...to love as He IS love. To bring light, Truth, to redeem, to heal, bring life...all good things...to save, that which was lost.
Look to Him, as He alone is able to do all that is needed, and trust that He will enable you to do anything which He would have you to do.
---Chria9396 on 2/17/17|
This abusive and hurtful situation is the result of your husband's sin. These are the consequences of sin, that so many people ignore while enjoying their sin.
God's role is not to stop anyone from committing sin.
Perhaps you think God should stop people from sinning or to prevent the consequences of sin.
To stop people from sinning would require God to stop valuing our free will, which God gave us from the beginning. This free will is what allows us to freely love and choose God.
To prevent the consequences of sin would require God to allow sin to have no influence in our lives. Remember, we learn from the consequences of our actions.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/16/17|
He is asking you and others to pray for him, his 'Asian?' girlfriend and especially for the innocent children.
Carry God's fortitude.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/16/17|
God will be the judge, the disciplinarian (be it here or in Hell) and the spiritual doctor providing someone involved turn to him to be their peace.
God is the creator of all involved directly and indirectly and so he has a love for each and every one of you. You have the legal right to divorce him (scripturally) but don't forsake the business of putting his sin behind you and rightly forgiving it.
That is required no matter what you decide.
---Pharisee on 2/15/17|