Problems come and go, but you need to have peace with yourself. Yes. Some problems don’t have a solution. Death is one example. It has no way out. Our future death is not a problem for us. Am I right? We don’t even bother to buy our coffin or iron our grave clothes. To mourn over spilled milk is like providing a solution to an unsolvable problem. Just let the dogs lick it, then forget it.
What’s the point of life when death is not far off? These questions have answers in all facets of human civilization. The Holy Scriptures touched them richly. You may dance all night and drench yourself with a wild orgy of music, caring nothing for the life in you that is God-given but be sure you will find nothing but meaninglessness in your slough of revelry and baseness.
Self-satisfaction or the dopamine effect is a given in an event like this. But from the Christian doctrine, your fellowship with our Lord’s Spirit determines your walk with God or walk with the darkness. Your charities for the poor should always be the natural outcome of your true faith in Jesus Christ.
True Christianity is about struggle or warfare “against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness.” (Eph. 6:12) This paper, “Overcoming Adversities by the Power of God,” deals with trials and sufferings God crushes to preserve the born-again follower of Christ. How to fight demonic forces without understanding the devil’s schemes from God’s viewpoint? The apostle Paul said we must “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Eph. 6:16) Peter also said: “Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Pet. 1:5) It is Christianity 101. It is overcoming adversities by the power of God since the devil seeks to tempt and victimize Christ’s people.
From the world’s view, this thesis is false because the top in the list of people who get persecution or death are always Christians. In the U.S., for example, the believers of Jesus are viewed as bigots, having a mental disorder, and intolerant. The problem is that most of those attacking Christianity are themselves, bigots, having a mental disorder, and intolerant. There is so much hypocrisy in society but born-again Christianity is simply based on the truth, who is Christ.