1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a Christian Forum that recognizes that all Christians are a work in progress.

    You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Is God punishing me?

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by elysian, Dec 31, 2011.

Tags:
  1. elysian

    elysian New Member

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    7
    I suffer from psoriasis, so I wonder whether God is punishing me the way he punished people with leprosy in the times past. I feel skin disease is the best way to punish someone because skin is the first thing you see in a person, and by making it ugly you ruin a person totally - so is God humbling me with skin disease?

    Btw, happy new year!
     
  2. beloved one

    beloved one New Member

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    1
    elysian- no i dont think that god is punishing you with psoriasis. god is not the author of pain or sickness. those things are not of the lord. god does not see you as ugly. he sees you as beautiful and he does not want to humiliate you. i think that god humbles us and we must pursue humility, but im positive that he is not trying to humble you through a disease. you may be able to be humbled through it, but its not because hes mad at you or punishing you for something you did or didnt do. god heals our bodies, he doesnt destroy them. love and blessings!!!
     
  3. Prentis

    Prentis New Member

    Messages:
    2,047
    Likes Received:
    92
    I would say you have to seek the Father about it. :)

    Is it a case of Job, being tested? One of, as you said, punishment?

    I think it could be one of the above...
     
  4. THE Gypsy

    THE Gypsy New Member

    Messages:
    732
    Likes Received:
    31
    No. There is no reason to allow it to "ruin a person totally". It is an easily treatable condition. The solution is simple. Go to the doctor.
     
  5. elysian

    elysian New Member

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    7
    But p has no cure. That's why it is such a frustrating problem.

    Thank you for your kind blessings.
     
  6. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

    Messages:
    14,153
    Likes Received:
    4,789
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    No. Psoriasis is miserable, but just a skin condition. Actually, there is a environmental component to the disease - cold weather seems to really make it worse. I wonder if pollution or hormones / chemicals in our food are connected. I am sorry you have this condition and I will pray for you.
     
  7. goodshepard55

    goodshepard55 New Member

    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    63
    No God is not into punishment these days, He did that to Jesus on the cross...No wrath, no judgment, no condemnation either...try soap free body wash..you sound like you have an allergy...take authority over it, you do have permission from Jesus to do so, banish it back to hell from where it came..as a child of the Living God, you reside in the Kingdom of God, there is no diseases there...so be free...and declare the sickness to go in the name of our Lord, pray for release from the hold it has over your body and attack it with the word of God...

    Happy New Year

    Shep
     
  8. Groundzero

    Groundzero Not Afraid To Stand

    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    33
    Paul was inflicted with some impediment. This is what he said: "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."


    2Co 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
    2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    2Co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
     
  9. Templar81

    Templar81 New Member

    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    17
    I'm dealing with this issue myself, so I don't know if God punishes us in the here and now but possibly rather than looking upon something as a punnishment it might help to see it as a sign from God that something in your life needs to be looked at and dealt with.

    The genral concensus seems to be that God does not afflict people with physical ailments since they are just part and parcel of living in a fallen world and we as Christians or indeed as humans have to take the rough with the smoothe. However, in 1 COrinthians 11 St Paul tells us that those who did not aprtake of the Eucharist properly were week and some had died as a result, "this is why you are weak and some of you sleep." Also, in the Acts of the Apostles Herod blasphemes and instantly dies of a stroke or heart attack and one of the men moving the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem dropped dead when he touched it and he was only trying to steady it.

    Historically illness and calamity sucha s the black death were often seen as a punishment from God it might be moe helpful to think of it as a consequence because we are all sinners and we all fall short of the glory of God so we must accept that bad things happening to us are a consequenceof our existance.
     
  10. prism

    prism Blood-Soaked

    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    558
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    United States
    Eventually if allowed the time nearly all Christians suffer (at least) one physical affliction or another. For the most part it is a result of the Fall from which we await the redemption of our bodies in pure health.
     
  11. biggandyy

    biggandyy I am here to help...

    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    143
    Look at it this way, life has no cure either, we all die from it. ;)
     
  12. WhiteKnuckle

    WhiteKnuckle New Member

    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    42
    I used to think that way. I guess sometimes I still do. It only makes sense. Do something wrong, get punished. However, as stated in another thread, there's a huge difference in discipline and punishment. If the definition of the word forgiveness is true, (To give up the will to punish) and, God forgives, No you're not being punished. We do get disciplined, but, I'm not so certain that it's physical trauma or conditions.

    I have Osteoarthritis in most of the major joints in my body. Granted, I do my "fair share" of sinning, sadly to admit. Seeing that this is an uncurable condition, that would make my "punishment" lifelong. That's hardly a forgiven state. That's living in wrath. I believe that many of these conditions, while challenging, are "allowed" to help us. We're humbled, strenghthened, and it helps us to be, sympathetic, understanding, and more loving to someone else who suffers.

    While, physical ailments are a result of the "fallen condition", they aren't always a bad thing. Many people who suffer have great qualities as a result of the suffering.

    My mother in law has Psoriasis. Her doctor said "This is the worse case of Psoriasis I've ever seen in my life". She's been taking medicine and such. Alot of it is clearing up.
     
  13. Hollyrock

    Hollyrock New Member

    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    40
    My friend, I am so sorry that you are going through this but please know that God does not punish us with any disease or illness. He does however dicipline and correct us because He loves us. What you can do is stand on healing scriptures for your healing of psoriasis.and ask God if there is anything in your life that could be blocking your healing. I will agree with you in faith for your healing. God loves you and won't harm you. Trust Him because He is faithful and wants the best for you.
     
  14. Episkopos

    Episkopos Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,832
    Likes Received:
    11,394
    Faith:
    Christian
    Country:
    Canada
    God trains us for our good! I have pretty bad eczema! Paul also had a thorn in his flesh. :)
     
  15. Templar81

    Templar81 New Member

    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    17
    1. So maybe not so much a punnishment but a way of showing us we need to meand our ways.
     
Loading...