Why the Righteous Suffer

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This question, “Why must the righteous suffer?” is as old as time. There is only one place that we can find an answer, and that is in the Bible. You do not need to study the Scriptures long to learn why sinners meet reverses and anguish. They are apart from God. Their sorrow is the result of their sins. But why do Christians suffer?

Scripture teaches that many Christians suffer so that they may fellowship with others who are in affliction. Only those who have known sorrow and suffering can have fellowship with those in affliction. The Word of God also teaches that Christians suffer in order that they might glorify God in their lives. The Bible further teaches that Christians suffer in order that God might teach them lessons in prayer. Also, Christians suffer in order that God might bring them to repentance.

Billy Graham addresses: Why does God allow suffering?

Prayer for the day

How tender is Your comfort, Lord. How loving Your chastening.

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90 Comments

  1. Mabel michael says:

    Am always encouraged and better informed about alot of life issues when I read your article. God bless you.

  2. Pastor Michael Akande says:

    Papa Billy Graham is a trans-generational blessing

  3. Dessirer says:

    I’m so inspired and healed by all the Scriptures. They guide me and give me hope when I’m hopeless, and they bring brighter light in my life.

  4. peter m. says:

    It is good to suffer for righteousness.

  5. Brenda says:

    I pray for all of us who are suffering, found out last night that one of my sons high school girl friends has breast cancer at such a very young age is devestating, but my thought went directly to her mother, because 3 years ago she lost her husbsnd, her daughters father to cancer, I just cannot imagine where her mind is, so my prayer is for both a healing and comfort and peace. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  6. love locklear says:

    Thanks to Jesus for just giving me breath to breathe and just blessing me every beautiful day to be with Him. Amen. God bless America

  7. love locklear says:

    Jesus is love

  8. love locklear says:

    Thanks to Jesus for just giving me breath to breathe and just blessing me every beautiful day to be with him amen

  9. love locklear says:

    Thank Jesus for just giving me breath every day to breathe and to just see another beautiful day to be with him amen