Universal Causes of Man-Made Tragedies on Earth｜Wise Library 1985
Causes of Man-Made Tragedies on Earth
1. Record the faults of others & the inability to forgive
Without forgiveness, no inner peace. Without inner peace, life can be miserable. The inability to forgive guarantees rumination of wounded memories. Those who fail to forgive suffer from unshakable negative emotions for years, decades or even a lifetime. Generally, those who fail to forgive suffer from suppressed anger or chronic depression. Negative emotions are detrimental to our health, mentally and physically. For instance, suppressed anger and depression potentially lead to liver disease and brain fog.
▲The Bible says, “Keep no record of wrongs” and “leave room for God’s wrath” (1 Peter 4:8, Romans 12:18-19). God says, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay” (Romans 12:19). It is God’s will that we should “not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling” (1 Peter 3:9).
▲Again, judge not (Matthew 7:1). We are not all-knowing as God. Thus, “do not rely on your “own understanding “and “Do not be wise in your own eyes” (Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 3:7-8). The Bible makes it clear that “O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself…you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Romans 2:1-29). That’s why the Bible says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned” (Luke 6:37). Only God is authorized to judge.
2.Vanity & Pride
Don’t confuse vanity and pride. Vanity is more about shielding oneself from possible discrimination of the crowds, which often occurs to those who have been devalued or those who have low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a common symptom of unhealed trauma. Pride is more about the desire to be superior to others.
Those who fail to accept imperfections in oneself and imperfections in life are more likely to suffer from mild, severe or chronic depression. Chronic depression proved to be one of the chief causes of liver disease. Beyond that, chronic depression proved to damage our memory ability and lead to loss of sanity. More post: The Death of Famous Japanese actor Haruma Miura: Chronic Depression & Loss of Sanity
4. Being a people-pleaser
A people-pleaser has no chance to live on his/her own terms. Their life is not theirs. They make all the decisions for the sake of others. They don’t have a life. A people-pleaser builds his/her self-esteem totally by others’ feedback. No one can please everyone no matter what. Thus, they are doomed to suffer from unstable self-esteem and persistent anxiety.
5. Void of independent-thinking
Without independent-thinking, people can be easily fooled or manipulated. Without independent-thinking, people are more likely to follow the crowd.
6. Alienated interpersonal relationships
Everyone will have hard lessons in life. Without strong mental support from loved ones or unconditional love, people can barely survive over a traumatic event in life.
7. Give up what you want early in life.
For instance, people tend to stop pursuing what they want early in life around their 30s or 40s and they lose their passion, energy and enthusiasm in life. People tend to rush into a relationship or marriage as they reach around 30 or something. Forget about age. What matters is your biological age rather than your birthday.
The masses can be fools. Thus, it is risky to be socially desirable. Do not seek approvals from everyone. The mainstream values might be misleading or even morally corruptive. Be aware of the seven deadly sins. As to the Last Judgment, only a very limited number of people will secure God’s approval (Matthew 7:13–14). When you get confused about life, seek answers through preaching in the Bible.
People ask: If God is merciful, why does God grant so many suffering in this world? The Bible reveals the chief causes of mankind’s suffering: selfishness, greed, and hatred (Ecclesiastes 8:9). Hatred refers to the inability to forgive. God strengthens those who remain righteous, tender and compassionate under any circumstances.
God’s miracles and blessings are everywhere. The Bible says, “foolish and senseless people” have eyes “but see not” and they “have ears, but hear not” (Jeremiah 5:21). Be aware of little faith and wavering faith. Those who have little faith and trust in God, their hope will perish too (Job 8:13-15). God is the answer and the solution of our problems if we learn to repent the seven deadly sins, to love and to give. What is assured, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-11).
Causes of Tragedies on Earth: Answers from the Bible
1. God’s discipline: Life challenges are God’s training to make us complete and perfect. According to the Bible, “Bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8). People tend to perceive life troubles as God’s punishment because they have limited knowledge about the Bible. People know nothing about “God’s discipline.” (Hebrews 12:11, Hebrews 12:5-7, Proverbs 3:11-12).
It is noteworthy that God grants the suffering of the chosen ones for different justified and well-meaning purposes (1 Peter 1:3-9, Job 5:17, Psalm 11:5, Ephesians 6:12-16). It’s comforting to know that “God promises to make something good out of the storm that brings devastation to your life” if you keep being righteous, tender, self-disciplined, humble, and hopeful under any circumstances (Roman 8: 28). According to the Bible’s instruction, “The tongue has the power of life and death” and“Blessed are the peacemakers”(Proverbs 18:21, Matthew 5:9). The Bible sheds light on the danger of gossiping by stating “The prudent hold their tongues” and “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues …their religion is worthless” (Proverbs 10:19, James 1:26; Proverbs 20:19; Leviticus 19:16). Jesus says, “Judge not, that you be not judged” and “with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Matthew 7:1-2). We are not all-knowing as God. We might misjudge anyone. By misjudging people, we’re stirring up conflicts and doing people injustice.
2. According to the Bible, Those who have little faith and trust in God, their hope will perish too (Job 8:13-15). Fear of the unknown is proof of wavering faith or little faith.
If you can’t stop worrying, it means that you are scared and you don’t have confidence in your own problem-solving ability and God’s mighty power. Human beings are given free will. We are given free will to build a connection with God or not.
3. We’re not living in heaven.
Why do bad things happen to good people? Evidently, we are not living in heaven. According to the Bible, we are living in a “dark world” where is rife with prejudice, violence, unduly desires, and selfishness (Ephesians 6:12-16).The Bible makes it clear that “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). That explains why the route “leads to destruction” is wide and broad and the road that leads to eternal life is small and narrow (Matthew 7:13–14).
Bad things happen, but “God promises to make something good out of the storm” (Job 5:17).
3. Don’t take inner peace for granted. Inner peace is one of God’s blessings.
Be aware of the seven deadly sins, such as pride, anger and jealousy, and learn to repent.Again, “love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8). It’s never too late to correct ourselves or repent our faults.
Comforting Bible Verses About Troubles and Trials In Life
Q: Where does all the evil come from?
Why do bad things happen to good people? Evidently, we are not living in heaven. According to the Bible, we are living in a “dark world” where is rife with prejudice, violence, unduly desires, and selfishness (Ephesians 6:12-16). Bad things happen, but “God promises to make something good out of the storm” (Job 5:17). According to the Bible, no one will be exempt from life troubles, including the righteous and the chosen ones. God expects us to stay hopeful and “rejoice in our sufferings,” because “trials of various kinds” are training to make us “perfect and complete ”(Romans 5:3-6, James 1:1-27). The Bible says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good…. Trust in him, and he will act” (Psalm 37:1-40). Be tender, humble, compassionate under any circumstances. Be patient and be hopeful for what you want out of life. God strengthens those who are righteous, tender and compassionate.
The Bible says, “Do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6-7). Devote your life to “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely” (Philippians 4:8). Believe in God’s mighty power to make anything impossible possible and “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:9).
Satan Is Real
Satan’s power flourish as people commit any of the seven deadly sins. Satan loves the smell of negative emotions. Provide no chance for Satan. Satan utilizes human weakness and negative emotions to establish strongholds. Guard your hearts against negative emotions.
Satan was once God’s favourite angel and Satan commits unforgivable sins out of jealousy. As angels make mistakes, they are punished by God too. No exemptions. The righteous God abhor wickedness and that’s why God executes justice by means of rewarding the good deeds and punishing the wicked. Steadfast faith would be the cure to fend off the attack from Satan. If a person constantly is obsessed with negative thoughts, he will become Devil’s prey. Peter 5:8 says “Be alert…Your enemy the devil prowls around.” The Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant,” because the devil is always “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Persistent bitter thoughts and suppressed anger are warning signals of Satan’s attack.
Do not minimize the danger of self-indulgence, because “a man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28). Satan may “tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (1 Corinthians 7:5).
Solutions from the Bible
1. Be aware of the seven deadly sins. To repent helps us to humble ourselves. Humility leads us to the doorway of gratitude.
2. Again, “love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8). It’s never too late to correct ourselves or repent our faults.
Advice from me
1. Minimize the loss.
Do not focus on what is irreversible. Visualize what you want in the next decade.
2. Focus on the solutions.
3. Never stigmatize any life experiences.
According to the Bible, everyone has their hard lessons in life, including the chosen ones and the righteous, but “God promises to make something good out of the storm” if we remain righteous, tender and compassionate in any circumstances (Job 5:17).
4. Practice compassion meditation
Focus on the suffering of others rather than your own suffering. Be strong for your loved ones. You will be mentally strong for the sake of love. You will be mentally weak as you tend to earn love and praise for everyone.
5. Focus on what you want and what you can offer instead of what people think of you. Stop being a people pleaser.
6. Rationalize life troubles.
As emphasized in the Bible, “Those who have knowledge” are obligated to “muster their strength,” because “people perish for lack of knowledge” (Proverbs 24:5, Hosea 4:6).
As you perceive yourself a victim…
As you perceive yourself a victim, you make yourself powerless and vulnerable.As you perceive yourself a victim, you doom to bear unshakable negative emotions.
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