In my previous post (see “If God is Good, Why Does He Allow so Much Evil to Happen?”), I talked about how dangerous and destructive misguided comfort has been for many people as it pertains to knowing and trusting God. I challenged the readers to really search the life of Jesus to see if what they have believed about God lines up with what we know about God through the scriptures. For those who have not done the search or are just now reading, I can give you a quick summary:
Every person that came to Jesus to receive physical healing was healed. There was one guy that knew He had the power to heal but was unsure of his willingness to heal. This summarizes many people who follow God. They acknowledge his power to heal but are wildly unsure concerning his willingness to do so.
However, Jesus answers this question once and for all by telling this leprous man, “I will.” So if God is the author of sickness and disease and uses such tools to teach people patience and perseverance, then Jesus was going against the will of His Father as He healed all those who came to Him.
The sad reality is that most of us have experienced some sort of tragedy or loss that brings up all sorts of questions when it comes to really believing in a good God. If God is good, why did he let my little brother die of cancer? If God is good, why are so many women, children and men sexually abused?
If God is good, why is there so much evil in this world?