Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering and Death?
As humans, it is natural to question why suffering and death exist in the world, especially when it comes to the loss of a loved one.
It can be difficult to understand how a good and loving God could allow such pain and hardship to occur.
It's important to remember that suffering and death are a natural part of life, and of living in a fallen, broken, and sinful world. They are not a reflection of God's love or presence.
While it is true that God allows suffering and death to happen, it does not mean that He desires or causes it. Death is not from God.
God gave humans free will, and unfortunately, that means that we are capable of causing harm and suffering to ourselves and others.
It is also important to remember that God is sovereign and all-knowing, and He has a plan and purpose for everything, even in the midst of suffering and death. It may not always be clear to us why certain things happen, but we can trust that God is in control and that He is working everything together for good (Romans 8:28).
In the face of suffering and death, it can be helpful to turn to God for comfort and strength.
He is a loving and compassionate God, and He is with us in the midst of our pain and grief (Psalm 34:18). He offers us hope and healing, and He promises to never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
It may be difficult to understand why suffering and death exist, but we can trust that God is with us and that He has a plan for our lives.
Lean on Him for comfort and strength, and find hope in His love and faithfulness.
This article is written by Mother of Wilde founder, Moria Rooney. Moria is a wife and mother of three. She has a passion for ministering to others and sharing the love of Christ. After her son was born still, she felt a calling to serve others and to spread the word of God, and eventually decided to pursue a career in ministry. Her focus is reaching bereaved parents and families in need. Mother of Wilde offers hope, prayer, biblical encouragement, and remembrance memorials to those that have experienced pregnancy, stillbirth or child loss.