God is never wrathful, vengeful, or angry. – The Urantia Papers
Suffering is rampant on our planet. Suffering exists because of some of these factors in my opinion:
1) The nature of reality at our level of existence: Given that we’re made of flesh, blood and emotions, it’s inevitable that we will suffer physically and emotionally. Suffering is not optional in this realm.
2) Our choices: Humans make choices that result in happiness and suffering. We must be responsible for making such choices. Humans are behind most suffering on Earth.
3) Benefits of suffering: We grow when we suffer. We become wiser as we live life. God has a plan that takes advantage of the intense living that we experience on our planet.
“Is pleasure–the satisfaction of happiness—desirable? Then must man live in a world where the alternative of pain and the likelihood of suffering are ever-present experiential possibilities.” – Life’s Inevitabilities (The Urantia Papers)
God is not human. He does not get angry. He does not visit punishment on his children. He is love. Just like we see far more than our child who cries so soulfully when hurt, so does God when he sees us suffering. There’s much more to life and to God’s plan for us than we can ever imagine while still on this planet! Rejoice, we truly have nothing to worry about because we are eternal beings!!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM embracing all Life.
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers