Psycho-Babble Faith | about religious faith | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: God only gives us as much as we can take....

Posted by Krazy Kat on June 5, 2002, at 20:41:02

In reply to God only gives us as much as we can take...., posted by beardedlady on June 5, 2002, at 13:44:10

I think, very generally speaking, folks who believe this would say that we are 'capable' of handling all the trials and tribulations that God sends our way. That doesn't mean we'll overcome them (i.e. not die from cancer), but we have the ability within us, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to turn those trials and tribulations into something good for God. They have a purpose. Like the story of Job.

And I suppose one would have to believe that God knows and planned the purpose behind all things in our lives, to explain the suffering, the abuse, the pain. For instance, I do not think Sar's death was in vain. (That one may bring up a Big Discussion). I also do not think she went to "hell" for committing suicide.

Then there's a taoist view - one cannot have good without evil - yin/yang.

Is there a Jewish view from your upbringing, BL?

Esp. when children and animals are harmed, it is difficult for me to contemplate the potential purpose at all...




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Faith | Framed

poster:Krazy Kat thread:90