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With all of the bad experiences I've been through and all the ones my friends have, I often ask God why? But right now in my beliefs, I've given up on God and just acknowledge that there must be some sort of higher power. Either way, I think if God so loved the world and I knew for sure that she/or her existed, why do children have to die and why must bad things happen to good people, yes we have free will, but it's not like children ask for Cancer ... or any life taking diseases are very difficult living situations...Children are innocent, if God really loves us so to say, I think the world would be allot different free will or not...Plus if God created us, then he/she created our minds as well, couldn't he/she put more positive thoughts inside our heads then such negative ones?
nvpcse nvpcse 21-25, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2007

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God doesn't owe us an explanation. He is God He knows what He's doing. Just asked God why too and He took me to a Joyce Mayer Sermon on Youtube I don't recal the title but go check it out I believe is should be titles "Asking God why" or something. I'll try to get the link for you if I can.

We've all been through bad stuff, but with God's help, we can still come out ahead. Here's why bad stuff keeps happening all over the world and what we can do about it. Life isn't fair because the devil isn't fair, but in the end, God's justice will be carried out. <br />
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II Thessalonians 1<br />
4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:<br />
5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:<br />
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;<br />
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,<br />
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:<br />
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;<br />
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John 10<br />
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.<br />
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II Corinthians 4<br />
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:<br />
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.<br />
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Satan is the God, the ruler of this world right now. His days are numbered, and he knows it! We are in the age of grace, so its pretty much a free-for-all, but God is still with us daily. <br />
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I Peter 5<br />
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:<br />
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.<br />
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:<br />
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.<br />
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.<br />
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.<br />
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I John 4<br />
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.<br />
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:<br />
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.<br />
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.<br />
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.<br />
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.<br />
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.<br />
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We can still be on top of life if we continue in God's word. <br />
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Joshua 1<br />
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.<br />
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.<br />
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.<br />
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.<br />
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.<br />
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Ephesians 1<br />
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:<br />
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,<br />
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,<br />
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,<br />
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:<br />
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,<br />
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.<br />
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II Corinthians 1<br />
2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.<br />
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;<br />
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation(distress), that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.<br />
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No matter what happens, we still have the hope of Jesus Christ to keep us going!<br />
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I Thessalonians 4<br />
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.<br />
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.<br />
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent(go before) them which are asleep.<br />
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:<br />
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.<br />
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.<br />
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Philippians 4<br />
6 Be careful(anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.<br />
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.<br />
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.<br />
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.<br />
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We have the God of peace with us in addition to the perfect peace of God in our hearts as we think God's thoughts instead of thinking about the ugly stuff of the world, condemning ourselves, etc.<br />
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Romans 8<br />
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

I can see excatly where your comeing from. Ive had a great man that was in my life that passed away form cancer. I also know some one who is more decerving to be a parent than anyone else i know whos son was stail born. But if you acknowledge that there is a higher power such a God then you shoud acknowledge the devil also. Thats something i have just been putting thought to. We cant say everthing is Gods falt. There are so many things that we can say the devil has created temtachion for us. This goes back to adam and eve. Temtachin can be so many diffrent things concidering on the person.