Where is God in all the suffering that exists in the world? How do we make sense of this important topics?
"To address the whole problem of why God allows suffering, we need to go back to the beginning. The Bible says in the very beginning there was no suffering. Man lived in a Paradise. Food was in easy reach, the climate was perfect, and the animals had no fear of man. God the Creator and man His greatest creation, were in perfect harmony.
The problems began when Adam and his wife broke the commandments of God. They had been warned of the penalty for disobedience, but they went ahead and disobeyed anyway. The Bible has a word for human rebellion against God. It calls it 'sin'. Called before the Creator for judgement, the two sinners found themselves driven out of the Paradise, and condemned to experience suffering in its various forms." [Read More]
God in reply to the disobedience of Adam and Eve (the first man and woman) to his commandment replied (recorded in Genesis 3:16-19):
"To the woman He said,
“I will greatly multiply
Your pain in childbirth,
In pain you will bring forth children;
Yet your desire will be for your husband,
And he will rule over you.”
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
Is there a solution to this problem?
God promises an end to suffering. He promises that there will be a time when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to the earth (Acts 1:11). To do what you may ask. God promises that Christ will be in charge of creating a world wide God based kingdom.
Isaiah 35:5-6 and 10 writes, "the eyes of the blind will be opened
And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
Then the lame will leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.
For waters will break forth in the wilderness...
And the ransomed of the Lord will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion,
With everlasting joy upon their heads.
They will find gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away."