Why so much pain?

Have you ever wondered why there is so much pain and suffering in our world today? If God is good, why is there so much evil? If He is all-powerful, why doesn’t he stop the suffering? Daily headlines remind us of terrorist bombings, senseless school shootings, and parents killing their own children. Have you ever asked, where is God in all this?

God created people with the ability to choose. Humans have the power to choose good or evil. Yet people have largely chosen to take their own way above God’s way. They have rejected God’s laws, His love, and His goodness. As a result, the perfect existence originally created by God has been corrupted, and wickedness abounds. With it comes pain, sickness, suffering, and death. God, through Jesus Christ, is calling you to receive His forgiveness. He offers cleansing from your personal sinfulness. The Bible tells us that violence, suffering, and sorrow will escalate as we near the end of time when the Lord Jesus will return to conquer evil once and for all. The Bible tells us that the wicked will be sentenced to hell, but the righteous will shine like the sun. When Jesus returns, on which side will he find you?

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