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I Lost My Precious Mother On Mother's Day: Overwhelmed With Grief And Sorrow - Page 1

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Rachel Henderson, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Rachel Henderson

    Rachel Henderson New Member

    Greetings my fellow Christian brothers and sisters,

    I love to speak the truth and I have very serious questions that I think many believers would like to know the answer to. Can you tell me please why does God's word promise so much and yet fulfils so very little to nothing in the lives of many devout Christians, in terms of, for example: long life, health, peace, joy and happiness, etc? Instead, I've seen many atheists who live very healthy, prosperous and happy lives and they obviously don't believe in keeping God's commandments. Doesn't the Bible lose credibility in this way? Isn't this part of the reason why many people don't take God, His commandments or the Bible seriously?

    In other words, why do not all devout Christians live long lives and have optimum health as countless scriptures promise, such as: Psalms 84; 90, 91; 103; Pr 10:27, etc?

    There are many scriptures about healing:

    Exodus 15:26 - “…I am the Lord who heals you.”

    The scripture in
    John 10:10: states: "... I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." Doesn't this scripture mean that God desires for us faithful Christians to be in optimum health?
    Only when someone is healthy can he or she have life to the full.
    Not when our bodies are incapacitated or debilitated by pain, sickness or disease.


    Psalms 103:2-3
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    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.

    The verse in Proverbs 4:22 refers to God's word and states: "for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body."

    Many other scriptures state that God wants us healed and whole:

    For example:
    Isaiah 53:5 - But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

    Jeremiah 30:17 - “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord.

    1 Peter 2:24
    - "He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

    Romans 8:11 - And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

    Romans 8:32 - He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?


    There are many examples of miracles and healings as recorded in the bible. Here are just a few scriptural examples: Leper in Galilee (Mt 8:1-4); Paralytic (palsy) at Capernaum (Mt 9:2-8); Man with a withered hand in Galilee possibly Capernaum (Mt 12:10-13); Women with issue of blood (hemorrhaging) healed at Capernaum during first preaching tour through Galilee (Mt 9:20-22); Two blind men at Capernaum (on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee) (Mt 9:27-31); Two Blind Men Departing Jericho (Mt 20:29-34); Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman (Mk 5:21-43); and many others as we read in: Mt 4:23-24; Mt 8:5–7, 16-17; Mt 9:6-7; Mt 15:30; Mt 20:34; Mk 3:1-5; Mk 5:25-29; Mk 10:49-52; Lk 4:40; Lk 6:19; Lk 7:12-15; Lk 13:11-13; Jn 5:5-9; Ac 10:38, etc.

    Psalm 107:19–20 - “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He sent out His word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.

    Psalm 91:3 - For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.


    3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

    Here is another example: Psalm 91: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

    The promise of blessings, including: peace, protection, happiness, healing, long-life and prosperity is not just in the Old Testament (Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16; Ps 34:12-16; Pr 22:9), but reaffirmed in the New Testament (2 Cor 9:10; Eph 6:2-3; 1 Pe 3:9-10).

    Innumerable scriptures promise peace, joy, strength, protection, provision and prosperity. Here are just a few:

    Ro 5:1 -
    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

    Ps 1:1-3 - Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

    Ps 4:8 - In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

    Ps 12:5 - “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”

    Ps 16:11 - You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

    Ps 29:11 - The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

    Ps 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

    Psalm 105:37 - He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.

    Ps 119:165 - Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

    Ps 138:7 - Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.

    Pr 10:22 - The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.

    Pr 22:9 - The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

    Is 32:17 - The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

    Is 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Jer 17:8 - They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”


    Php 4:7 - And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Php 4:19 - And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.


    Ro 15:13
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    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


    Please note: I have much to write about these very important issues, therefore, I've included another page.

    Thank you.

    God bless you,
    Rachel Henderson
     
  2. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    Is there anything about the so-called afterlife you were hoping to learn, or discuss, here?
     
  3. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    First, Rachel, please understand that this is emphatically not a Christian website. I am sorry that you have done so much Biblical exegesis in vain, but here we deal in facts and evidence and nothing whatsoever in the Old Testament or in the post-Gospels New Testament is even remotely relevant here. We can talk Gospels if you like, since now we can independently confirm that Jesus is genuine and He knew all of this 2000 years ago; but having read what you've been saying here, I think you likely would not be happy about my take on Jesus!
     

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