The question we struggle to answer
People often ask, how could a good God let bad things happen to good people? How could a good God allow so much pain and suffering in the world? But they forget, God allowed the worst possible thing to happen to the absolute best person ever. God demonstrated His love for us by allowing His own Son Jesus to die the most horrible, gruesome, torturous, death to save us from our sins.
This ought to cause us to live in continuous gratitude and never complain about the light and momentary affliction‘s that we experience here on earth, because of the glory that awaits us in eternity with Christ.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
~2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
The more we trust God and His sovereignty, the more peace, hope, and joy we will have in any circumstance.