We will address the question, “Why does God allow suffering?” by looking at four types of suffering the Christian believer faces. Then, we will peek at what happens when we move beyond the “why” questions.
I remember when I held my ten-month-old baby girl tightly, her arms pinned to my chest. She was past tears, yet she still screamed. Her nana tried to distract her with a toy and candy, but baby girl fought harder. She needed to be still, or the doctors would sedate her.
You see, my baby girl had a rare blood disease, and knew all
about those white coats. She had grown weary of their poking, prodding, and
And she did not understand this awful testing and treatment was going to help her.
The truth is we all face troubles . . .
None of us are without trouble in this life, and it is extremely difficult to see how God could possibly use the awful things we go through for our good.
Our Lord Jesus reminded us that in this world we will…