WHY SUFFER, Part 5 – Holy Spirit

suffering intro

Yesterday I ended my post with saying the Holy Spirit is a Comforter and gave the Bible illustration of Stephen who, while being stoned to death, saw Jesus.

Today I want to discuss the role Christians should/could play in being used by the Holy Spirit to help or hinder the move of Satan to cause suffering.

I believe God would send “heroes” into some of these situations, if people were to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Have you not heard anyone say, “I have been feeling like I ought to go check on…” or “I had a special dream that …..”

Personal true stories.  One time I had an impression that I needed to go get acquainted with my neighbor who had done some weird things (like tossing her garbage over our backyard fence).  I didn’t go; she did commit suicide.  I have been forgiven, but I feel sorrow that I did not obey that impression.

Another time has a happier result to report.  It involved domestic abuse that happened often.  Police were called regularly but nothing changed.  One Sunday afternoon I decided to butt into their fight.  When I knocked on the door, the husband opened it.  He was visibly fraught evidence by a heaving chest and obvious anger but he let me come in.  I reminded him of how strong he was and assured him that I didn’t believe he would hurt (wife) on purpose but he might do something very serious if he could not control his anger.  Did the Lord direct that action?  I think so.

I have heard and read many testimonies in which men and women in the armed forces were delivered based on prayers of relatives at home.  Many have come to the conclusion that their prayers were made at such a time that danger existed.*

Christians and non-Christians on this earth are instruments for God’s use.  Be aware of his leadings and obey them.

And then there are also angels….

BAD AS THE WORLD IS, IT WOULD BE WOEFULLY WORSE IF NO ONE OBEYED NUDGES FROM THE LORD.

*John 4:52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to WHY SUFFER, Part 5 – Holy Spirit

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Thank you for this series.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement. I enjoy reading in your blog also. Agree most of the time – :D. Longer posts I sometimes scan. Short attention span and short on sleep most generally. Long on great grandkids. 😀

  2. pranabaxom says:

    We suffer the consequences of our own actions.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Umm. Hardly if you are a child or unborn. But I specified adults so I’d agree about most adults suffer the consequences of their own actions (decisions) except for many diseases.

      • pranabaxom says:

        That’s why you need to be a Hindu to understand tbat😂. It may be because of what you did in your last life.

        • oneta hayes says:

          I understand that we will suffer or receive reward as the consequences of our actions/decisions on this earth in our next life. Don’t need to be Hindu for that. 😀 Glad you come off the “nothing” thing.

          • pranabaxom says:

            What are you doing?
            Nothing.
            What are you thinking?
            Nothing?
            What are you saying?
            Nothing?
            What are you reading?
            Nothing.
            Why don’t you do something?
            I am doing something.
            What?
            Nothing. You won’t understand anyway.
            Try me.
            What?
            Nothing.
            See I told you it’s nothing.

            • oneta hayes says:

              😀 That a whole lot of nothing going on. Of course none of them were true. There ain’t no such thing as nothing. Do you know the song “There’s a whole lot of people goin’ home. By the signs of time it won’t be long. In the twinkling of an eye, we’ll all be gone, there’s a whole lot of people going home.” I have to go check out your comments from yesterday. I saw a couple but I was too busy to talk back.

  3. Faye says:

    The sheep will HEAR MY Voice. Recorded words of Jesus Christ. Gospel of John The Good Shepherd. HOW? The invisible Presence of God the Holy Spirit living inside all believers who honestly acknowledge Him and ask. We are not alone during all our times of strife and turmoil. Unfortunately analytic minds of some will never comprehend. (until perhaps they face eternity and and encounter the world beyond. Peace and Blessings !

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