I discovered that God is love. God is the root of everything good. God’s love is at the heart of every Christian’s faith. God loves no matter what. God’s love always was and always will be. God showed us how much God loved us by sending us God’s only son, Jesus, to save us. God also showed his love through creation. Everything God created is good. God gave us the power and free will to do whatever we want with God’s gifts. We as Christians believe that God’s love is everlasting and unfailing. No matter what we do, the only way a person can be separated from God’s love is through our own choice. God lets us decide on our own, whether we accept his teachings.
I am still wondering how, if God made everything good, we still have suffering, poverty and death in our world today. I try to logically figure out what God must be planning for everybody in his or her life. I understand that we all have some mission to complete before we die. However, what that mission may be, is what puzzles me. Some of my close friends family members have died lately and through their deaths I have come to have many questions. Why does God take young teenagers before 90-year-old patients lying in hospitals? If God loves everyone equally then why does God choose some people to suffer more than others? So many people suffer in this world today, while others have very good lives. This puzzles me. However, I truly believe that God does no chose for people to suffer. Because God is love and we have free will, God is not completely in charge of what happens. I know that God must have a plan for all of us and everything happens for a reason. However sometimes I still wonder what God is thinking.
I am challenged to accept all of God’s teachings even if I do not understand them. I need to ask more personal questions and through them seek to find new answers. I have learned to question my faith more, after realizing it is all right to. However, I still need to try to work things through and rely on what I have been taught. I have a hard time trying to figure out what God has planned for me, but my faith challenges me to trust God’s teachings and have faith in those around me.