Posted by hub (184.108.40.206) on November 05, 1999 at 07:33:26:
In Reply to: Pain Spirituality posted by Bill McC on November 05, 1999 at 01:58:44:
You are one unique individual to say the least. Too much butterfly methane. Either that or you just do coke. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
At any rate pain does make us stronger.
Now what we do with that strength is a different matter. Do we give it to some one else? What I mean is, Do we give our experience, strength, and hope to another who is suffering.
We could just hoard our blessing. The trouble with that is, it turns sour and we become bitter.
We can handle our pain in different ways. We can grow better or we can grow bitter.
No, I don't think God gives us pain. He may allow it in our lives: but he doesn't give it.
He gives us the freedom to grow from it, or to hate because of it.
That's why this website is here. A fellow decided he was going to use his strength to help others.
When you see others lending a sympathetic cyber ear to those suffering, you see someone using their strength.
Now if you have been on the receiving end, but never on the giving end, chances are, your becoming a spiritual fathead and are of little use.
But if you give it to someone else, you become part of the blessing.
However there are those givers who need to learn to be takers, What I mean is be a gracious receiver. Let someone else replenish you with their strength, or you could rob them of the chance to be a blessing.
Your view on God and satan though humorous, gives satan way too much power and doesn't give God enough credit. It's God who works His power through us...if we let Him...
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