The Trouble of This World

Jesus Centered Bible – questions and answers category goes through the questions given throughout the New Testament of the Bible I use and I give my answers and thoughts. Always, feel free to comment your thoughts and your own answers to these questions!

The question

Why doesn’t Jesus simply protect His followers from the world’s problems and troubles? Referenced in 1 Thessalonians 3:3-4.

The answer

…so none of you would be upset by these troubles. You yourselves know that we must face these troubles. Even when we were with you, we told you we all would have to suffer, and you know it has happened.

1 Thessalonians 3:3-4

A simple answer: Jesus suffered everything for us, He even died for us, was put in a tomb and then rose again after 3 days. What could we possibly suffer that He wouldn’t understand?

Would complete protection make us understand Jesus more?

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.

Romans 5:3

I like to remember during my struggles that I’m IN this world, but not OF this world. I was born into this world, but it is not my home. A better place awaits. Jesus is constructing that place for us at the right hand of God. My purpose is for God’s glory. My purpose is to be an ambassador for Jesus. My purpose is to struggle through for a treasure greater than anything this world can offer. The easy way of life will not have the benefit that comes from endurance, struggle, trials, growth.

When He doesn’t take it all away, He walks with us.

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.

1 Peter 1:6

What a great reminder that our time is so short on Earth, our trials don’t last forever and our time will come to be in our Father’s presence. PTL.

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