New Insight into an ageless question
"Everyone tells me that God is loving and kind. If He is, why is there so much pain in the world? Why doesn't God come to the rescue of those who are suffering?"
Many books have been written that speculate on why bad things happen to people, why there is so much pain and suffering even for those who believe in God. It's a question with an answer as big as God Himself. Here it is in a nutshell. The Bible says that in the perfect world He created for us there was no pain or suffering. The problem is God gave men and women a free will, and their actions allowed sin and suffering to enter the world. Imagine that your parents gave you food and clothing, but you decided to throw it away. Then, cold and hungry, you accused them of not caring about you. Humankind has put itself in this pickle. And yet, God has not abandoned us.
In Romans 8:28 Paul writes that all things work together for good in the lives of those who love the Lord. God does not promise us that we will never suffer or experience pain. Life is full of tough circumstances and painful events. But He does promise to stay with us, hold our hand during the bad times, and when it is over, redeem our suffering by causing something good to come out of it (whether we see the good or not, it is there for those who love the Lord [my words]).
~Taken from "God's Devotional Book for Teens"~