Does God Care When You Suffer?

Does God care?

That’s a big question with a whole bunch of other questions that build up to it.

Like…

Is God strong enough to do anything about suffering?

Is God even paying attention to what’s going on down here?

Is God fair?

Why does God let bad things happen to good people?

Why does God allow suffering?

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We could go on, but let’s stop right there and answer that last question.

Way back in Eden, suffering didn’t exist.

But then, Adam and Eve made a choice and rebelled against God.

That’s when sin came into the world…and suffering came with it.

So, as long as sin exists, suffering will exist too.

It’s the simple principle of cause and effect.

Maybe the better question to ask is…

Why did God provide a solution for suffering?

We sinned.  God didn’t.

But, His solution for suffering was to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer for our sin.

God actually solved the problem of suffering by suffering Himself.

And, He did that because He cares when you suffer.

He loves you enough that He sent His Son to suffer and die so that we wouldn’t have to suffer forever.

Does God care when you suffer?

Yes…and He’s already proved it.

Question is…

Are you willing to trust Him when you suffer?

9 Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.  (Hebrews 2:9b-10)

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”  (Revelation 21:3-4)

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