SOMETIMES THE PLAN OF GOD REQUIRES SUFFERING... BE HAPPY IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN !!!
We are born, we live and then we die… The important part is the living and what we do while this is taking place. Death is the end of all things on earth for us, but if we are saved, we begin a new and wonderful life in the presence of Jesus for eternity. Those that have been left on earth become very saddened by the passing while, in fact, we should be joyful that our loved one has reached paradise. It is our selfish feelings of loss that cause our grief and sometimes even anger that God took our loved one away from us… People also die at very young ages and we wonder why God would do this horrible thing. The Bible gives us much information concerning this aspect of our existence, but few seem to remember that God has a plan for all of His children. In terms of a young person dying, it seems very sad but if we had read the Old Testament, which few Christians seem to do, we can find how this unfortunate event may have great meaning at some point. Also, in Isaiah 57:1, we find an explanation for at least some of these events:
“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and mericiful men are taken away, none of us considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.”
We should notice two things by this statement and they are that no one thinks about this and that it was done to protect the person from future harm.
So, let us go to the Old Testament and read the story of Ruth and this may give us some idea as to how the plans of God are far beyond our comprehension, but always these events happen for a very good reason. A woman named Naomi is married and has two sons who are also married. One of the sons is married to a woman named Ruth. In the course of events, all three husbands die and Naomi is left alone with no means of support, as are her daughters-in-law. She decides to return to her native country and tells the other woman to go back to their homes and find new husbands. However, Ruth swears to always stay with Naomi. And so she and Ruth return to the homeland of Naomi. Ruth begins to glean in the fields and it just so happens that she chooses the field of Boaz, a kinsman of her dead husband. Well, event after event takes place and it ends up that Ruth marries Boaz. All these events seem to be random to some extent, including Ruth having a child by her husband Boaz. At the end of the story, we begin to see and understand how the plan of God works when we read that Naomi takes the child and becomes nurse to her grandson:
Ruth 4:17 “And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.”
There were many, many events that took place that seemed to be random which began with the death of all three husbands and ended in the birth of David… If any one of these events had been different, the result would be different as well. A tragic event takes place but we are shown that it was all part of the plan of God to bring into this world the beginning of the greatest event mankind will ever experience !!! Certainly Naomi or Ruth had no idea as to the immense results of their unfortunate experiences, nor do we when things happen that are tragic or sad, but the reason may be for some wonderful event to take place years from now. As a child of God, He has a plan for you and we should never forget that fact, and part of that plan may require that a loved one suffer or even die. But, instead of being sad, which is understandable, we should rejoice for a couple of reasons; that person was chosen by God, Himself, to be a part of His plan, and if it requires death, then that person is in the presence of our lord, Jesus !!!
Praise God, This is so true, I remember the day The Holy Spirit said to me "if you Love, trust and believe me like you say you do, you will not complain ever about anything, I allow to happen?, this is what I though about as I read your blog, thank you for reminding me again.