Explore God - Week 3 "Why does God allow pain and suffering?" If God made a beautiful earth, why are there so many struggles, hurts, sickness, death?
Click on this picture. Here is a great video about a man from Burundi, Africa - Gilbert loves to run! But he experienced much pain in his life - until he heard a special "voice" that no other person heard. Now Gilbert has learned how God did a miracle, and now he has great joy! Closed Captioned.
Sometimes God allows the struggles, hurts, and hard situations to really teach us to become strong in character and faith. Sometimes God allows the pain to protect us from a future bad situation. Sometimes problems will happen, and we will not know why until we reach heaven. A few years ago, Laura Story wrote a great song named "Blessings" - written about her own struggles with her husband getting a brain tumor. Click on this picture here.
Most important are the things God's Word says:
John 16:33 “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.”
Romans 5:3-5 "...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance produces character; and character produces hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
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