God and human suffering.

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
It is hard to dance with the devil on your back, I am in severe back pain...again, I get it constantly, but it seems to be at its worse in the mornings, I don't think this new mattress is doing back back any favours, nor is this beer belly, which is putting massive strain on my back. I also suffer from depression, that can be so crippling at times, I don't want to do anything, go anywhere, see anyone and I actually get to a state of mind where I am in such despair that I want to end it all because I am that much afraid of living so any Christians out there who say that God takes away all sickness and physical problems, let me tell you something, that's nonsense. Sometimes the Lord allows these things in order to become more dependent on him, read your Bibles my dear beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, examples I can give you is the scripture written above and also look at Saint Stephen, a devout follower of the Lord, yet he was first martyr, he was stoned to death by the Jews for his belief in Christ, one of the stoners was in fact Saint Paul prior to his miraculous conversion, speaking of Paul, before his conversion to Christianity from Judaism, he was a persecutor of the early

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