In recent days, there has been some horrible events in the world that made me think, why is there suffering God?
I was reminded of a talk I heard at youth a few weeks ago. I was challenged by two main points that the speaker spoke on.
1. God doesn’t accept suffering
God hates it. So what did He do? God dealt with suffering on the cross, he put an end to eternal suffering that we were heading for. Saved from hell to heaven. Although we suffer now, we know that Jesus suffered the ultimate horrific way to die, crucifixion, he knows what we go through in our suffering.
2. But why hasn’t he already put an end to suffering?
God is still rescuing people on earth - one day we will be in heaven with him. Greater hope is seen in Revelation 21.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 NIV)