if god is good, why is there suffering?

Malaysia
November 12, 2009 1:22pm CST
every person, at some time in thier life, wil lfind themselves confronted by suffeing either personlayy or in their immediate surroundings. it seems to be the end. everything collapses and the questions spring up: why? why me? what did i do wrong? if god really is good, why make us suffer? and it also make us may decide to turn away from god.this is a completely human and normal reaction, because we are not made for suffering.
2 responses
@bird123 (10481)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Real answers are always complex. Let me give you some thoughts so you can think of the answer. When times are good, we just sit back and enjoy the ride. When adversity hits we have to think,study,analyze, plan, and grow in so many ways along the journey. Where would we be with no adversity?? We are also meant to teach others. Some will go through great adversity in order that someone will see. Life is about learning and growing as people. Isn't your adversity changing someone in this world?? Might be you, family, friends, or even someone you will never know or meet. People all carry a narrow vision. There is so much that we do not see. In the middle of all this adversity can you be happy????? Did you know that happiness is merely a choice that we make?????? God does love us all. He has taken care of things ahead of time. No matter what happens, we are eternal!!!
@borhan (1345)
• United States
12 Nov 09
God is good despite our pains and problems. The problems that we face in this world are mostly the output of our deeds or the examination by God. God wants to see our reaction about our faith on Him and how much we maintain his rules, regulations. Basing our performances the rewards of heaven and hell will be decided in next life. Above all, in every situations we must remember God.