Why does God let people suffer?

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

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“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

– 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

People ask me all the time how I can believe in God when there is so much pain and suffering in the world. This is a genuine concern that deserves a sincere answer. However, there is often more to the question than honest doubt.

The “problem of pain,” as the well-known Christian scholar, C.S. Lewis, once called it, is atheism’s most potent weapon against the Christian faith.

Much of science and history, although it cannot be proved definitively, support the reality…

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