Why do good people suffer ?

India
December 16, 2006 3:49am CST
You all believe in god ...! if you really do believe in him can u asnwer this Question for me ? First of all, God does not create evil; he allows it to occur. When he originally created the world, he created all things good. He created people, however, with the freedom to choose. This includes the freedom to make right and wrong choices. Often those wrong choices bring about consequences that end up hurting ourselves or other people, sometimes innocent victims who didn't deserve it. "Why doesn't God prevent it from happening?" If God is really an all-good and all-powerful being, why doesn't he do something?
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@shemb1 (465)
• Sri Lanka
17 Dec 06
I belive in God in my special Pattern and I am not going to say in here. I agree your opinion. I feel sa same like good people suffer more than other people. You know why is that?????? Because we have heart that tells when we do Good things for"OK" and Bad things for "bad", like our Good people have integrity. So they will very upset and nature always get upset when they do bad thing. But you know bad people and who don't have integrity with in their self didnt cosider what ever they done bad things, and they didnt not suffer until end. But I have seen lots of bad peoples fully panished in their end of life. I know this is bit bad thing for good people because they always try to be good person in to the world and do the best help they can to this world also. But Sometimes I believe Karma effects some people what they done in past life. I think you should have to keep those things aso.
• India
17 Dec 06
Worth thinking !! Take Care and God bLess!!
@scarab (36)
• United States
17 Dec 06
First off, I do not believe in a 'god', nor do I follow any set religion. I don't have one. However, I think I can answer your question fairly easily. It all has to do with responsibility. "Why doesn't God prevent it from happening?" People blame, thank, etc, God from anything from plagues to winning the lotto. However, if he ever actually acted in a manner that actually let us know he existed and listened, don't you think that even more people would go on in life, acting less responsible, believing that 'god' will handle everything and that it will 'all be okay'. Much to the disappointment of many, this is not the way things are. 'God' doesn't speak dirrectly to us in a way that we can understand, and if he did, those who spoke of his words, would be labled crazy. It is my belief that 'god' keeps to himself because if he DID things for people, all they would want is more. Humans are greedy to the extreme. So it's better for him to keep out of out business, or at least through dirrect intervention because it makes us responsible, gives us a backbone, makes us stronger, and builds character. After all, if 'god' did everything for everyone, where would the world go? I for one would rather be independant and blaze paths for myself. Regards, Drake
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• India
17 Dec 06
Thanks for the real long Good answer !! Take Care and God Bless!!
@cr1st1nel (3567)
• Romania
16 Dec 06
He does this principally because every time he lets us choose between the right and the wrong and the decision is all ours. We assume it and from it depends all the things we do in life. He gives us a choice. Good luck!
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• India
21 Dec 06
Good thinking........... Take Care and GodBless
@mandaj17 (19)
• United States
17 Dec 06
God could have made us all perfect, always loving, never sinning, and with no free will. But what would that prove? God wants to be in relationship with us as we choose to be in relationship with him. If we were automatically forced to love him, the love would be meaningless, because there would be no choice involved. In the end, the ability to choose love, a true, meaningful love outweighs the possible evil that can be brought by those who use their free will to make wrong choices.
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@Soul911 (37)
• United States
21 Dec 06
1) It rains on the just and the unjust. 2) Man created the mess, and man have to fix the mess. 3) God is asking us, "Why don't you do something?"
• India
21 Dec 06
Fyn !!! take care and God Bless!!!
@umavarma1 (926)
• India
21 Dec 06
to be frank its our mind which makes us think that we r suffering but the truth is our heart keeps telling that"oh god thank you you have not done worser than this" we should always think that what ever is happening it is for our best
• India
21 Dec 06
good Thinking ... Well Thanks for the Response .. !! By the By u seems like a girl from Kerala .... Take care and God BLess
@ichurn (611)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
God doesn't allow suffering. People allow it. We are all entitled to the return of our own actions. This is the law that states it.. what you sow, so shall you reap. If you do good things, good things will come to you and likewise. God cannot do anything with the things that we do. He is bound by this universal law. What He can do is to enlighten us so that we only do good things.
• India
20 Dec 06
Nice Thought ...!!! take Care and God Bless
@Gyan_guru (364)
• India
17 Dec 06
According to karma everyone is solely responsible for his actions so something bad is happenin to you it is the effects of your karma thats it..
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
17 Dec 06
Do the politicians have no Karma or they are above karma? They cause misery to millions yet they are happy and go round flaunting their wealth and position .Even normal diseases dont touch them. Can you say why?
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
17 Dec 06
As someone mentioned suffering does bring us closer to God. Through my painful times (and there have been quite a few) I think I can always find something good that came from it. Sometimes it just makes me more caring and sensitive to other people that are going through something similar. There is a purpose in plan to everything God does.
• India
17 Dec 06
Good !! Thanks ! ! Take Care and God Bless!!
• India
16 Dec 06
it all depends mon their faith and fortune if it is good u will not suffer and god also sometime test the man to see his ability so may be they suffer
• India
20 Dec 06
Nice thought .. Thanks!! Take Care and God Bless
• Pakistan
19 Feb 07
Yes, I do believe in God. As for your question, I think that it is because God wants to test us from every angle and every direction. Out thinkings, Our feelings, our wills, our spirit and our loyality. He has given us the freedom of rights and The Right To choose our own way. So He checks us whether we are using this right in the right direction or in the wrong diretion. He can Prevent as well as bring anything, but He has given us freedom so its us who has to do for ourselves. God Bless.
@Dennik (539)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
Now I know the reason ehemmmmmm..... why I'm suffering. Do you celebrate Christmas? If yes, I will take this opportunity to greet you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (though is not yet Dec. 25, I may not have a chance to greet you anymore so I will do it now). http://dchallenger.blogdrive.com
@bam001 (941)
• United States
18 Dec 06
God doesn't allow bad things to happen. He gives us free will. It is in our use of free will that bad things tend to happen...it is about decisions and making choices. But, through the good and bad, God's presence is always with me. I have learned to lean on Him through good and cling to Him through bad.
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
that's what i'm thinking too, and still i can't find the answer, sometimes i'm asking if there's really a God, anyway it's up to us if we do good or bad things, i think whether you are bad or good people, you will still suffer if somethings gone wrong on what you are doing..good day to you.
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
17 Dec 06
This question has ben pestering me for a long time. Why should good people alone suffer.All the diseases come to good people. all the penury is suffered by good people.The people who rob the society and amass wealth on human misery lead a happy and healthy life and they also have a peace ful end.some how i feel there is no suitable eplanation for this.
@Hemant83 (1282)
• India
17 Dec 06
yes.. you are right.. it is happenining.. but it also true that the end of bad people is never good.. and its mentality of some people to hurt nice people.. God created us and now its upon us to how to behave with others.. its atrue life and we have to face it.. you take care and have nice day..
• India
17 Dec 06
i dont know bt its wrong...
• United States
17 Dec 06
They suffer because God is testing them.
@wyteduv (21)
• United States
17 Dec 06
wow my friend you have really opened a can of worms...are you really ready to hear a response to that? This question's answer in my opinion requires one and all to have a very open mind and take spiritual inventory... and once that happens it means taking responsibility for what we already know which can be a hard thing to do growth can be painful. What say you?
@balabrahmam (1074)
• India
17 Dec 06
yes i will agree with you god is testing us while creating the bad chare cthers if we are cgood we will allways stand in good doing things if we unable doing like that we traped by the bad things but we control ourselfs and then fiting with the bad things around us but god helping us while who are belive him