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The Retribution Principle

I know that many of us wonder why the righteous suffer while the wicked prosper. The Hebrews of the Old Testament wondered the same thing. They did not know of a time that would come when the righteous in God would be taken up into heaven and live with Him in paradise for eternity. Although it may seem at times that there is no vindication in this world, we have the blessed assurance of spending eternity with Jesus. I believe that when we have a better understanding of this principle, we can find peace in our time of suffering on earth. I urge you, brothers and sisters, to read this, gain understanding about it, and share this knowledge with those whom you know are suffering. In Joshua, God says, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua 1:5, NIV). God has a purpose and His plan is above our thoughts and earthly perception. No matter what you may be going through, know that God is in charge and His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55…

Filling the Void

We all have a void that we are trying desperately to fill. In the past, I have tried filling that void with drugs, alcohol, sexual lust, many empty and meaningless relationships with women that I used and that used me. We search, wandering around and around looking for anything that will bring happiness. The happiness always ends up being temporary. But at the time, we think it is true happiness and that we are going to experience what it is we have spent most of our lives looking for. It always turns out the same- disappointment, heartache, and feelings of failure. These negative feelings seem to only amplify themselves with each attempt and failing to obtain what seems to inevitably be unattainable. We start feeling hopeless. We question ourselves, "what is wrong with me?", "what am I doing wrong?". It begins to appear that there is no end in site. We can't get it right, and we probably never will. "I guess this is my destiny, to be alone, afraid, insecu…