Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 8 Nisan | April 2022 - Page 14

Is There Compensation for

Suffering

W H Y D O E S G O D A L L O W S U F F E R I N G I N T H E W O R L D ?
P A T R I C I A J U S T E R
There is much debate about why God has allowed such evil to exist . Many great thinkers have sought to search out the answer to the problem of pain and suffering . I have found no significant satisfaction to this issue apart from believing in a good and loving God who is ultimately sovereign over all that happens here . All other words leave me in despair .
In this life it is difficult to see the real answer .
If this life is all that we have then we are , indeed , to be most pitied . On this side of eternity , there is no balm that can completely heal the broken hearted … the scars always remain . Is there real justice for the one who has been raped or the parent whose child was murdered or killed by a drunk driver ? How about the injustice of so many children dying in poverty around the world … are there any words of comfort ?
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