Why does God allow Suffering?
In a recent sermon, Rev. Dr. Mark Duggan had a go at dealing with the problem of suffering. Here is a summary of what he said.
We will never have a complete answer to the problem of evil and suffering in this life, but there are some points of lights to guide us:
Jesus said; “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." (John 16:33). Jesus warned us we will face trouble in this life, but he promises his followers, peace to deal with our present and courage to deal with our future.
“Remember: God’s ultimate answer to suffering isn’t an explanation. God didn’t write us a letter of sympathy. God sent something much better. God sent us his Son. … God entered into our world and into our pain”.