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If God is Good, Why Does He Allow Suffering and Evil? John 16:33 (p.765)
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ~ Jesus, John 16:33
Hard Answers Some of the harsh things in this world are intiated by a God who is enforcing justice. 1.
Hard Answers Normally, God does not violate the law of the harvest. Our choices have consequences. 2.
Head Answers God is not the creator of evil and suffering. 1.
Head Answers Though suffering is not good, God can and does use it to accomplish good. 2.
God can use pain to draw people to Himself. How God Uses Suffering
God can use trials to sharpen the character of His children. How God Uses Suffering
God sometimes disciplines His children to teach us the right path to take. How God Uses Suffering
God uses* bad circumstances to bring about good ends. *takes advantage of *redeems How God Uses Suffering
Head Answers The day is coming when all suffering will cease and evil will be judged. 3.
Head Answers Any suffering we experience in this life pales in comparison with the good God has in store for His followers. 4.
Head Answers You get to decide whether your pain is going to harden you or soften you. 5.
Heart Answers God promises to walk with us in our pain and suffering, if we will let Him.
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. ~ Jesus, John 16:33
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