Does Jesus/God disapline people?

United States
April 27, 2007 12:14pm CST
I got hurt recently and stopped going to church,I know not a good reason there is no reason to miss church. Then I found myself being rude over things and fighting with my 4 year old,and cursing. I went back to the old me,then things started to go really wrong,my car broke down,I have no money to fix it because my husband is out of work,,his truck is acting up and then I go to the doctor's and find out I might need minor surgery for gall stones. God is our father and every father has to disapline their children,right? I feel like this is what is happening to me. What are your feelings on this? Am I just letting the devil get me down and try to make me lose my faith? Or have I already?????? Any thoughts? I could use the help.
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@dragon88 (89)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
our GOD who created the world and make all beutiful things around you is full of love and he love all his creation.the things happening to you are some trials that you must resolve because in mistakes will learn and if we learn from that mistake we will not do that mistake again right? the just fight with these trials and have faith in GOD because all he want's peace and good for all...just pray always before and after meal give thanks for all the blessing he give,the life,love,and all the earthly things around you..be calm in facing this trials and have faith in him and you will have good and meaningful life *********************************************** hope that dragon88 helps
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• United States
27 Apr 07
Thank you very much,your words have helped me alot. God bLess
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• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Thank you also for such nice words on me...hope you will have a happy family forever.
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Babyangie, I think that you are punishing yourself for feeling guilty about missing church......the rest of it, the cursing, the car, the surgery, your husband's difficulty with employment.......no, Sweetie, I do not think God is disaplining you...there are many thing in life that we think have gone wrong...but later, we find out that IF these "bad" things had not happened; it would not have allowed us to accept the things that are heading our way!! Everything happens for a reason...I do not think that you are losing your faith, nor do I think that you have already lost it.....You are human, and therefore, not perfect....do not expect perfection because that is an unreachable goal and it will make you miserable.....God does not expect perfection....he expects your love, honor, praise, loyalty.......it will work out, my friend. Pray and believe that God has a plan for you and he will help you to provide the things you truly need. Take care and have a blessed day!
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thank you so much tinawhite,your response makes me smile. I feel like I have know you forever,like the mom I lost years ago. God Bless and thank you,you are an angel in my eyes.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
You are most genuinely welcome, Babyangie....I feel honored to have touched your heart. I truly care for each of the friends I have made here, on myLot. I am glad to know that I have been able to help you and I look forward to many more "talks" between friends here.
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• Philippines
28 Apr 07
just have faith. believe in him. and do everything you could to ease your situation. do not give up.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Thank you it has been hard but I am not the type of person to give up easily.
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@Beertjie (977)
• South Africa
27 Apr 07
I am not speaking as a know it all but just as some one with a love for God and a believer of what He has done for us. I believe God is our father, like you said, and that a father must discipline His children. I do not think God can do bad things to people. I am not excactly sure about this but I think that God pull away from us just a little bit and that is when the devil takes advantage. The devil will want to make us believe that God has left us, do not love us or care for us. He will use these times to try and make you feel you have lost faith. Let me explain like this; You are walking with your father on a hot sunny day and he is carrying the umbrella. When you are naughty he pulls the umbrella away just a little bit so the sun shine on you and you feel the discomfort. But he knows that too much sun is not good and it will burn you. He then tells you that you were naughty and you say sorry and he completely covers you again. This may sound a bit lame but that is more or less the picture I have. My advice, keep contact with God through Bible reading and prayer and when you feel right, go back to church, or find another church. Just remember that going to church does not mean going to heaven. Your relationship with God is the determining factor. Hope it all makes sense. Blessings.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
It made perfect sense to me thank you,you have touched me. I will continue to pray and speak with God about what's going on. Thank you so much and God Bless. I can not tell you how much better I feel.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
jesus was human too, he was only human the way i see him. he felt just like us. there's nothing holy about it, although others would like to believe there is
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@kimfitts (66)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes..God desciplines his children (Hebrews 12:6-8). If you do not endure trials, you cannot become more Christlike. As a Christian, we are commanded to be thankful in all things (I Thess. 5:18). This means even the bad times. Eccl. 3 tells us that there is a time for all things, even bad times. Trust in the Lord during these times. It will strengthen you. Remember...without the bitter, we cannot taste the sweet.
• United States
1 Jun 07
Thank you so much and you are so right,I know I am still having hard times but when they get better I will enjoy them so much more.