Reading an article recently published in The New York Times nearly brought me to tears—not in sadness, but in pure amazement. I can’t say I know just how long it’s been since His name has been in a good light in this sizable piece of secular media, but it was a definite tear-jerker for me.
Romans 8:28 tells us, “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” I don’t believe God causes bad things to happen, so it struck me when I heard a pastor of mine say these words:
“I know without a doubt God uses bad things in such a way for good that it almost looks as if He caused them.”
The New York Times article begins by asking the question, “Why suffering?” This is an age-old question that many before us have grappled with, and I won’t pretend to have a concise two-sentence answer for you, and neither did the author in The New York Times.
But I get the question, “If God is all-loving and all-powerful, what gives?”
The articles concedes that “if the mystery of suffering is unanswerable, where can the believer go in times like this? For the Christian and perhaps even for others the answer is Jesus.”
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