Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?







How do we explain the natural disasters in our world? How do we comprehend the evil that human beings are capable of committing on one another? What does it mean that “God works all things together for good?

This classic question is common to every culture and every person. We live in a world that is broken, this is not heaven for sure. Jesus, the Prince of Peace promised:

John 16:33 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

The Psalmist understood that, while we suffer pain on this planet, we are never alone. God doesn’t promise to remove pain and suffering, but He does promise to be “with” us through the pain. God’s promise is Himself and that is enough.

Psalm 23:4 (ESV) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…”

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  • Douglas Peebles

    As Alan Hirsh said, “The best explanation to pain and suffering is in the Christian message.” I agree. And I’m willing to be one of the messengers. But the hardest part of being one of His messengers is that He may choose to make you a living example of pain and suffering, don’t you think?

    • Agreed! You have been experiencing this recently… The seminary of suffering teaches us things that we cannot learn any other way. Blessings, Stan

    • Yes, Jesus promised tribulation in this world. God does promise to go with us, even through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23). So good to know that we are not going through the pain alone!