We suffer because we live in a sin cursed world.

God has not hidden his face from us in our trials and afflictions.  He hears and understands.  Psalms 22:24

Why Do We Suffer?

We suffer because we live in a sin-cursed world.   

The Lord Jesus knows and understands your suffering and invites you to come to Him in your struggle.

Matthew 11:28-30

All the good and the bad in our lives work together for God's good for those who love God.  Romans 8:28  

Sometimes, we bring our own suffering on ourselves!    

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What matters is on the inside.  Though we all suffer and die, we can receive new life in Christ and be renewed day by day!

2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

? Are you in bondage ?

 

Some of our most unspeakable pain comes from our obsessions and addictions.  There is no describing the sorrow it brings upon us and loved ones who are caught up in the agony. The bible describes this experience as being in bondage (2 Peter 2:19). Whether it is sexual, chemical, or emotional, bondage is the result of being controlled by sin and our flesh. Bondage is the result of denial, and the worst kind of denial at all.

 

We have all been in one form of denial or another. It began with Satan himself as he became mesmerized by his own self-infatuation. His ultimate denial was that God was his authority. Eve (and Adam) soon followed in his steps, desiring to be as gods, instead of submitting to the God who created them.

 

History is nothing more than a record of this battle against God’s authority. Our false teachers and educators are quick to announce that (with enough education) we can be the captains of our own fate, and if we look within deeply enough, we will find our answers. Given time, we can root out all of the world’s problems. Yet the very ones who shout this are often those who are most out of control.

 

In reality, we prefer denial. We do not like being told that God is the boss, that He created us and He has the right to do with us as He pleases. We do not like the idea of surrendering our wills to a God whose opinions we may not share. We like to imagine that we are free and capable of plying our own way through life. Above all, we do not like the word repentance.  What was once called sin is now referred to as mere weakness, or genetically induced tendencies.

 

Every addict is living proof that Satan can do with us what he pleases, when he pleases, if he so pleases (2 Timothy 2:26). That is because we are the servants (slaves) of sin. Given the right circumstances, any person can be caught up in any form of bondage.

 

And this is where the answer comes in. While we may not all be addicts, the Bible says we are all in bondage to the elements of this world and that Christ has come to free us from our bondage to ourselves and to our bodies. When a man comes to the place where he wants forgiveness and freedom from his sin he will find that he can actually become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

 

The one who is no longer a servant of sin becomes a servant of Christ, and with that new position comes a whole new set of tools for overcoming addiction of any form.

 

 If the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed! (John 8:36).

 

You can be freed from bondage today.