Dr. Rex Rogers
Why does God allow Suffering?
Why does God allow suffering 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?

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 takes precedence over our comfort.