Question – Why do I suffer?


“Why is it so hard?”

“There are thousands in the Christian age who have fallen into an error similar to that of the Jewish people. They feel that they must depend on their obedience to the law of God to recommend them to His favor. The nature and importance of faith have been lost sight of, and this is why it is so hard for many to believe in Christ as their personal Saviour.” The General Conference Bulletin, March 5, 1895

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Be anxious for nothing … .” Philippians 4:6, first part

“Why am I left alone?”

“You may never be lonesome, never feel that you are alone, if you will take Jesus as your Companion and your Everlasting Friend.” Mind, Character, and Personality, Vol. 2, 632

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid … for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

“Why do I suffer?”

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10

“To have strong faith, we must be placed in circumstances where our faith will be exercised. … It is our privilege to be strong in the strength of God under all circumstances and to glory in the cross of Christ.

“In this life we must meet fiery trials and make costly sacrifices, but the peace of Christ is the reward. …

“Persecution should bring joy to the disciples of Christ, for it is an evidence that they are following in the steps of their Master.” God’s Amazing Grace, 90

“Why do I worry?”

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? … Therefore do not worry about tomorrow … .” Matthew 6:25, 34, first part

“A life in Christ is a life of restfulness. … Your weakness is united to His strength, your ignorance to His wisdom, your frailty to His enduring might. …

“Commit the keeping of your soul to God, and trust in Him. … Rest in God.” A New Life, 39, 40

May we always remember that the whys of this world have but one answer, Jesus Christ.