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originally posted by: Abednego
This is my personal story.
When I was a kid I needed glasses, I couldn't see far away, my eyes couldn't focus on small things or letters. In one occasion ( I was already 17 ) a local priest from south Puerto Rico, went to my church. At the end, as usual, he ask for the sick to come by the altar, for him to pray for them. I just stay where I was. I just close my eyes for the purpose of praying, I wasn't even thinking about my eyesight. All of a sudden I felt 2 drops of oil fell in my eyes. I know it was oil (or something oily) because as soon as I felt it I opened my eyes and touch it, nobody was near me. But weird enough my eyesight was clearer than ever. At the moment I did not shout miracle!!! I just keep it to myself and tell it from time to time.
That's my story.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
Once you gave up on God .....
This world is currently under control by evil and his followers.
Evil will attack you when it is his enemy. He will make you sin mostly through temptation!!!
Your whole life..... everyday is a test...... one long and hard test.
One of the best ways to test one's character is how the person responds to bad, negative, horrible and evil outcomes that becomes a part of their life.
I hope you will reconsider your life choices about returning back to God.
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
All I can say is that obeying God's laws will definitely yield more fruit in life than disobeying them.
originally posted by: OpinionatedB
Suffering is not punishment. It's a blessing hon. If we get to suffer in this life... we have grown from it.
originally posted by: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
a What I asked for was a story of a blessing\miracle or tradgedy\loss and how it relates to your religion.
originally posted by: OpinionatedB
a reply to: FlyersFan
Yes sweetheart it hurts. It hurts bad. But HE hasn't simply abandoned us. Have I been angry? Have I yelled at God? Yes... I did. But then I grew from it... I learned.. I finally overcame it all..
And then I understood.
Look at people like me... I'm not alone. Most people who endure suffering, have a much different outlook on that suffering, not everyone - but more often than not you find those who saw suffering not as a bad thing, but as something that helped them grow.
Are our bodies dying.. yes, from the day we are born we begin to die. These bodies aren't the only thing, these bodies are machines that are organic. They die. But they are not the reason - they are only for a time.
Learn what your will is... learn how to use your mind. Control the pain - YOU can. Your not helpless against it. You can decrease the amount of pain your mind feels - it wont go all the way away, but its controllable. You have the ability to make it to where the pain doesn't control you... God gave us our minds and souls too. We learn to use them.
And HE will help you through every single step. Your not abandoned. He is there ready to help. Lean on Him... and learn about ALL the gifts he gave us!
originally posted by: FlyersFan
a reply to: OpinionatedB
I used to believe that. I used to believe that God didn't send more than a person could handle. I'm ashamed to say that I used to say it to those who suffered all the time. However, looking at the lives of others and my own ill-health experiences tell me that isn't true. This is one thing we'll just have to agree to disagree on.