Friday's Deliverance Dose .......17th September 2010

  Why Does God    Allow Suffering? 

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose
for yourselves this day whom you will serve.... But as for me
[Joshua] and my household, we will serve the LORD."
- Joshua 24:15 (NIV).

I doubt if any sincere person in the world today doesn't struggle
with the problem of suffering. Why does God allow the "Hitlers"
and the "Stalins" of the world to rise to such power and cause
so much inhuman suffering and killings?  Why does God allow
wars, terrorism, and children to be raped and murdered?

Could it be the same reason he allows millions of mothers to kill
their unborn babies? Is it not because there is evil in the world.
As a child once said, "Evil is 'live' backwards!" And frankly, the
more I see of evil in today's world, the more I believe in God
and the forces of evil.

God has allowed evil because he gave the angels and mankind
the freedom to say, "No," without which our "Yeses" would be

He could have created us as puppets on a string but that's all
he would have had. Instead, he created us with a free will and
the capacity to decide for ourselves whether or not we would
choose to go God's way or our own way—or even go the way
of evil if we are so inclined.

Remember, "It is choice, not chance, that determines our
destiny"—for this life and the next!   What will your choice be?
And as Joshua said to the ancient  Israelites, "Choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve."

Prayer: "Our Living and Loving Lord God, with your help
I  choose to love and serve you. Please deliver me from all
evil and grant that my life will be an influence for you and for
good in the world in which I live. Thank you for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name
I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team