Why Does God Allow Suffering December 4, 2015

“If God loves us, why does He allow so much suffering, even to good people, in this world?” Ever heard that question, or thought about it yourself?? I recently read a story of a silversmith who explained his craft to a group of students. “Raw silver must be held in the hottest part of the flame to burn away the impurities. Afterward it can be fashioned into something beautiful.” A student asked, “How do you know the moment of purification?” “That’s easy,” the Silversmith replied, “ It’s when I can see my image in it.” And there is a verse in the Old Testament that seems to connect what the Silversmith said, to the question of suffering. Malachi wrote, that God “will sit as a refiner’s fire and a purifier of silver…” Later, Peter, was inspired to write, “And God, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will restore you and make you strong.” Yes, God allows good people to suffer, but He makes up for it later. That’s a minute of truth!

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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