This 1:50 min video looks at suffering, always difficult for us to understand but never a surprise to the Lord. This is my take produced by Manna Media.
Why does a loving God allow people to suffer with diseases like the coronavirus?
Why does God allow suffering like the Coronavirus?
In the Bible, the Lord devotes much time to suffering, like the entire book of Job.
Tens of thousands have been infected by the coronavirus; thousands have died. Why would the loving, caring God permit such grief?
One, so that we may know his love. In Psalms, the shepherd David said, “Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record? (Psalm 56: 8).
It’s an incredible statement. God remembers all our tears. All our anguish, heartache, suffering, all matter to our loving God.
Another reason for suffering, to refine us in God’s service: “but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4).
God works through suffering to accomplish his purposes, which we likely will not understand.
But we know he is a God of grace and truth.
Our trust in him is our comfort.
© Rex M. Rogers – All Rights Reserved, 2020