Suffering in the Hands of a Holy God


In the midst of the chaos, the social-injustice and the tragic, the world often begs the question: “If God is a good God, why do bad things happen to good people?”

In other words, “Why do good people suffer?

Why do the innocent, the unknowing, the helpless, the young, the old, the poor, the foreign, the lonely, the believer and the non-believer… why do they suffer?

Why do wicked rulersrise to power and cause wars and create refugees? Why isman born capable ofunspeakable acts andunconquerable emotions?

Why does “the sun riseon the evil and the good,” and why does God cause”rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” alike?

I don’t know.

I don’t know why people suffer. I don’t know why babies die, or why innocent men and women are sentenced to an early demise. I don’t know why some prayers are answered and others seemingly…

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