Why Do The Righteous Suffer?
The book of Job is the Old Testament’s definitive statement on the subject of the goodness and righteousness of God in the light of human suffering. If God is all-powerful and entirely good, why does He permit His own people to suffer? Many assume that all suffering is a result of sinfulness on the part of the sufferer which is not true. We may not completely understand His ways, but we must know God is always seeking the spiritual and eternal welfare of humankind. God can use anything and everything that happens, to make better people of us (Romans 8:28). The trials through which we go provide a proving ground for the strengthening of our faith (1 Peter 1:6-9). Let us never blame God for trouble, but rather look to him for help.
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