still failed. I was too scared to be physically pained for long before dying, or worst to survive with some impairment or brain damage. I thought to myself then, if I’d fail and survive as disabled it would be all the worst. One night, I decided that I have to give it another shot at bouncing back. I tried to shut down all the voices in my head that told me how pathetic and what a loser I was. I just shut them down as soon as they came to mind. I tried thought-stopping. It is a method I learned from my general psychology course. I would eliminate a negative thought once it enters my
2 consciousness. Then I tried to replace my unpleasant thoughts with God’s promises in the Bible. I surrendered myself to His complete care. It was then that I began to recover from my losses and found hope once again. I have resolved that I suffered because I relied solely on myself and forgot about the truth that I am imperfect and yet expected perfection out of my brokenness. 2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the topic overview and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. The discussion of evil and suffering was anchored on the Christian belief that evil is present because God so loved humans the he gave them what they wished for, to know good and evil with which, suffering comes forth from the latter. It is because of evil that people hurt and experience pain and suffer but the problem with evil and suffering being explained this way would lead to the question why an all good, all powerful God would allow all humans to suffer from the hands of evil all because of the actions done from a very distant past (Sharpe, 2015).
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