Why Does God Allow Suffering?

by Glen Elliott | series |

Why is the world so messed up, and why does God allow that to be so? When troubles, tragedy, or trauma strikes us, we naturally ask, “Why?” We direct our “Why?” to God. After all, he has the power to stop all things. And while God is never the cause of evil, he does want our faith to take deeper roots. We suffer when we lose anything important to us (control, security, safety, meaning, comfort, material things, or happiness). But here’s what God invites us to do in our suffering – move from asking “Why?” to asking “Who?” The “Who?” question directs us to the one who deeply understands our suffering and joins us in our suffering. In the end, we are left with just Jesus, and he is everything. May we each learn the secret that Jesus minus everything else equals everything.

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Image: Seismic Spirit
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Seismic Spirit

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Hope Reconciles Cynicism

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Image: Hope Illuminates
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Hope Illuminates

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Image: Hope Loves Those Not Like Us
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Image: Hope Brings Healing
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Hope Brings Healing

When we are dealing hope, are we willing to do anything possible to get the world in front of Jesus?

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