“My God, my God, why have You abandoned me?” “Why are You so far away when I groan for help?” Psalm 22 vs. 1-2.
In times of peril, distress, pain and sickness we sometimes question our faith in God, we doubt our relationship with Him, we become uncertain of His plans for us, we become weary, frustrated, angry and disheartened.
When the reality of our infirmity becomes vivid to us, our first thoughts are
Sickness, like all things derived from sin, causes us to lose our faith and trust in God and to instead revert to fleshly thinking. We wonder why would God allow me to become ill. Doesn’t He love me, has He forsaken me? Why should I be faithful when He has abandoned me?
All these thoughts and negative emotions are stirred within us and we look for a human solution to ease the pain and to live in denial for a while longer.
In our time of despair we turn to medical personnel, we turn to our friends, we turn to our co-workers, we turn to the internet and sometimes a ‘spiritual healer’ and for some we do this to reject God for rejecting us and allowing us to become sick.
WHAT IS SIN?
When we hear the word sin, we think of biblical terminologies like transgression, iniquity and wrath. So how do we strike a balance between religious ideologies, 21st century recreated fallacies and what God's displeasures are? Is it that we become blinded by victory/wealth inheritance preachings from the pulpit that we disregard the order of the world that "cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy" (St. John 10:10).
To know what sin is and when you're doing it, you must first identify it.
My name is Serena Richards and I, along with other helpful contributors, and of course the inspiration of God have written these posts as a source of help FOR YOU <3