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Christian Beliefs About Suffering

Christians Believe:

  • God is loving and compassionate, that he is aware of human suffering and cares about how people feel.
  • Christians speak to God in prayer in the belief that: he hears them and will comfort and strengthen them in their suffering; he will answer prayers but whether he does what is asked depends on whether it is his will also and for his intervention in their situation.
  • In all situations God has a plan that is in the best interests of humankind even if it involves immense suffering
  • God cares for the people involved
  • By continuing to suffer, a person's faith may be growing and bringing them closer to God
  • God is able to relate to human suffering as he sent his son to earth who suffered
  • Humans therefore share in the suffering of Christ and he in


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