Divine Providence – If Divine Providence is just, why do the good often suffer misfortunes?

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Divine Providence – If Divine Providence is just, why do the good often suffer misfortunes?

SO many people who refuse to believe in the existence of God often ask this very question. They ask, “How could a loving God allow evil?”. Or “If God exists, why does he allow so much hate, anger and violence to go on in this world?”. The answer is the same reason why God would allow his only son to endure the pains and agony of the passion.

My Catholic Faith lesson 5 on Divine Providence says:

The misfortunes and satisfactions of the world are not real and lasting, and cannot gauge God’s Justice.

  1. No sinner has true happiness; his conscience will not give him inner peace. Riches, honor, and pleasures can never give peace to the spirit. On the other hand, no lover of God has true misery, for he posses inner peace and a good conscience. Real reward and punishment begin only after death.
  2. We must therefore resign ourselves lovingly to the will of God. Thus we shall have peace of mind even in the midst of the greatest trials. Suffering should remind us that this is not our true home, and that we are citizens of Heaven.

The punishment we receive here on earth for sin is temporary. It does not last. The punishment we receive in the life after (hell) does last forever. It is better to pay for it now than to pay for it later.  To learn more about Divine Providence, order a copy of My Catholic Faith available on USB. Don’t wait!

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