WHY does God allow us to go through pain??

You may have heard this before and then again, maybe you haven't.
I for one believe this is one of the BEST explanations/ answers to the question....








WHY does God allow us to go through pain?





A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
"I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.
I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.
He looked dirty and unkept. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because
if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist!
That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.

That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

BE BLESSED & BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS !!!!!!! Let them know there IS a true and living God!

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Comment by Eric Hancock on June 24, 2009 at 9:05am
you say that I brought discord amoung your family and friends
the Discord was already there,,from past sin this is why family and friends dont trust your words if I am wrong then why dont they believe you?? Not one hebraic came to your defense,,and you call me a liar,,I am portraying to be a man...Hmmmmm,,words from a police secretery,,who made it known once I arraigned to visit him,,,you wanted 10,000 people to know that if I come there I would be met by the police to protect your honour never said that I will meet you in crown heights or any other place else NO you made it known you wok for the police ,Like I care,,HMMMMHMMM,,your biggest problem is that you want the name of the person,,you figure it out for your self,,the answere is in NY,,I am not the fly on the wall but I know the fly..you can learn something from a Chriantian man such as My self..I was married 25 years and all four of my kids are by one woman,,I did not spread my seed around DC,,My seed stayed in the house,,my wife was spoiled from a lavish lifestyle,, wich was MY PROBLEM I took a POOR woman and gave her a lifestyle that became a problem and it caused problems ,,when I kept trying to downgrade ,,she would UPGRADE I was living that life that her shopping expensives was $4 to 7,000,,,Even with our seperation she walked away with six figures..if anyone was to tell my wife that I was cheating she would laugh because i was in the bed everynight with her even on down time I was there for her this is why if there is a problem in your house it is YOUR FAULT you are the Man ,,your not dealing with it right IF THERE IS SOME DISCORD THAT MEANS IT CAME FROM THE PAST,,,I use to run to the church and nelgect home till I heard Pastor Tony Evans say one time,,JESUS IS THE BRIDE GROOM AND THE CHURCH IS THE BRIDE ,,RIGHT??..,WELL JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS BRIDE,,,YOU NEED TO GO HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOURS,,I paid all the bills and her money was hers alone,,holidays and back to school clothes ,,ME,,anniversaries,,,ME,,, Never did I hit her or yell at her..you see a woman reacts by emotions and feelings ,,,man we react by thought and Idea,,I ideas cause's the wrong emotions out of our weman,,awoman hates when she is giving 100% and your giving 50% she dont like to be played like a lottery ticket,,they love a man who will protect her and the family and to be honest and can she TRUST YOU,,this is why Some weman loves BAD BOYS/Hustlers/because of that protection Image..if anyone ever said Eric I am comming to DC to deal with you My wife would get the kids away from the house QUICK because she know that the individual would not leave Dc the way that he came in...then there are some weman who just dont appreciate a good thing but this is not your case,,what your problem is you use your knowledge and like satan people think that you are God when your not,,weak weman love to fill that emptiness that they think that they need,,and like a fallen angel in the book of genesis scholars believe that when God sent them to deliver messages they had sex with human and this is how we got GIANTS,,we sometimes use's our knowledge for the wrong reason,,and put Gods name on it...in the future have some wisdom on your concubine that you select that they may be the pages in your diary,, you wil be OK we fall down but you can get back up,,but it has got to start at home,,My kids are grown and on ther own,,BuT I miss comming home pulling out money to pay bills and satisfy wife watching the smiles,,you got it all man,becareful because one day the well will run dry

And stop attacking people and there comments,you can get more bee's with honey than you can with vinegar
Comment by PASTOR CHARLES E BELL JR on June 23, 2009 at 2:53pm
sorry HAWKINS BUT IT IS A GREAT BLOG THAT YOU FOR MAKING (US ALL THINK )SORRY IT GOT TO THIS POINT BUT YOU ARE GREAT THANKS
Comment by T.L. Hawkins on June 23, 2009 at 2:33pm
My heart is really saddened by what I see here.
Comment by Tara Robinson on June 23, 2009 at 2:22pm
Only if he wants to be saved he can be.
Comment by PASTOR CHARLES E BELL JR on June 23, 2009 at 1:54pm
SIS TARA I GUESS MAT. 7; 3 COME INTO PLACE. BUT MORHEN WILL NEVER SEE HIS WRONG BUT GOD CAN SAVE AND CHANGE HIM ALSO AND HIS FRIENDS GOD BLESS YOU SIS ROBINSON
Comment by Tara Robinson on June 23, 2009 at 1:26pm
Thanks Pastor I said that because i don't think he has considered his actions on this site or the apology he needs to give to those he has hurt.
Comment by PASTOR CHARLES E BELL JR on June 23, 2009 at 1:07pm
good point TARA
Comment by Tara Robinson on June 23, 2009 at 12:35pm
I see Moreh you are demanding an apology from Eric but what about the people you hurt and have left this site because of you also those who refuse to take part in any discussions you are apart of. You have a way of SARCASTICALLY putting others down and PUSHING what you say is the truth. You have been a person that has never shown love to anyone on this site but your friends. Yet have you considered what you done and how it has affected those people. I can't help but wonder ARE YOU REAPING WHAT YOU SOWED and how do you know this is not GOD EXPOSING YOU.
Comment by PASTOR CHARLES E BELL JR on June 23, 2009 at 12:15pm
THANKS REE REE
Comment by Lady Divine on June 23, 2009 at 11:56am
I have not been here much since April but I see folks still acting a fool.
You know what the Holy Scripture says about fools....

Peace & Blessings!!


THE DISCERNING HEART SEEKS KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE MOUTH OF A FOOL FEEDS ON FOLLY.
Proverbs 15:14

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 26:12

Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
Proverbs 10:14

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Proverbs 12:15

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
Proverbs 12:16

Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
Proverbs 13:16

A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Proverbs 14:16

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Proverbs 15:2

A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Proverbs 17:10

A FOOL FINDS NO PLEASURE IN UNDERSTANDING BUT DELIGHTS IN AIRING HIS OWN OPINIONS.
Proverbs 18:2

Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
Proverbs 19:1

IT IS TO A MAN'S HONOR TO AVOID STRIFE, BUT EVERY FOOL IS QUICK TO QUARREL.
Proverbs 20:3

Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 23:9

DO NOT ANSWER A FOOL ACCORDING TO HIS FOLLY, OR YOU WILL BE LIKE HIM YOURSELF.
Proverbs 26:4

Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.
Proverbs 27:3

Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him.
Proverbs 27:22

He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
Proverbs 28:26

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Proverbs 29:11

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