Why Lord do people suffer?

Have u ever asked why if there is a God does he allow all this suffering?.. I know i have especialy when u see kids or babies dying of terrible sicknesses, and my friend asked the same  question, so i prayed about it. I asked him "Lord where are you ? why do people have to suffer? especially the kids Lord what have they done to deserve this?"

This is what he said....I gave you eternal life and YOU chose death, i gave you love and YOU chose hate, I gave you hope and YOU chose despair. You were given the choice!. So why do you now cry out where am i ? I have always been here with you!"

And i asked "Then why dont you do something about this?

And he said " I AM you just dont see it yet!" 

 P.S. Now all this means humanity as a whole, not just me and my friend obviously.

These are the scriptures that followed what he spoke to my soul about, that helped me to understand what he was talking about:-...

Proverbs 1:20-33:-  Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares, she cries out in the chief concourses, At the opening of the gates of the city she speaks her words; "How long you simple ones will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in there scorning, And fools hate knowledge; turn at my rebuke; Surely i will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Because i have called you and you refused, i have stretched out my hand and no one regarded; Because you disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my rebuke; I also will laugh at your calamity, i will mock when your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish comes upon you. " Then they will call on me,but i will not answer, they will seek me diligently,but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them. And the complacency of fools will destroy them; But whoever listens to me will dwell safely And will be secure without fear of evil.. (New King James Version.)

2 Timothy 3:-  But know this, that in the last days perilous time will come; For men will be lovers of themselves; lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather then lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power, And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into the house holds and make captives of gullible woman loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of truth. Now as jannes and jambres resisted Moses (exodus 7:11), so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disaproved conerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. But you have carefully followed my doctrine,manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perserverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at antioch at Iconium, at lystra-What persecutions i endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecutions. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things you have learned and been assured of, knowing that from childhood you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation and through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work... ( New King James Version).

2 Timothy 2:10-13:-  Therefore I endure all for the sake of the elect, that they also may optain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with enteral glory. This is a faithful saying; For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him, If we endure, We shall also reign with Him, If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless. He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself...(New King James Version.) ....... 

If you have read this far well done! I know its alot. But it seems to explain it well. I have found No other explanation to explain why people who are smart and gaining knowledge about so many things, but still havnt gained anymore common sense then has always been, its even getting worse if anything. This does seem to explain it, you have to admit even if you dont fully believe in God....Cool


  • 8 years ago


    There is a Scottish writter called Irvine Welsh. Some of his short stories were made into a film called The Acid House.

    In one of them, this guy loses his job, his girl, and is proping up the bar. This old guy comes up to him and explains that he is god. They chat away, and the lad starts asking god why he allows all these terrible things to happen, to which god loses the head, explaining that it's, 'no his responsibility' and folk should live up to there responsibilities. It's funny to here god with a pure glasgow accent :)

  • 8 years ago


    thank you for this article...i was a muslim before i turned into a christian..and i saw the differences between them ...many differences...but one is clear...Jesus Christ talked to his people with love and taught them with  love..thanx for the article

  • 8 years ago


    An interesting read, thank you - reminds me a little bit of what I heard some years back from Charles Stanley & Tony Evans (two different sermons, one same message).

  • 8 years ago


    Yeah its amazing to think that 8yrs ago i didnt truly believe in God like i do now and i didnt respect to many in church either thinking they were a bunch or hipocrites. But God showed me there was more to faith and Him then i thought and i always got the answer well enough to be satisfied as you see in this egsample....Cool
  • 8 years ago


    well my son that makes me so proud of you and so proud that i am your father... You should become a teacher of GODS truth and always walk in Gods grace as i know that God walks with you in your life. I know he has helped you with your life. I know how much God loves you my son...

    From your loving DadSmile

  • 8 years ago


    You are great little man.  Thank you for your honest life.  It is a blessing.

     My pastor is fond of saying: "The world's job is to kill you.  Your job is to die.  Your duty is to love the world before you die."

     It is refreshing to see truth explored here, and you are a noble leader of truth.

  • 8 years ago


    Wow. Our family is going through a trial by fire right now. Yesterday was a bleak day, at least from the world's perpective, for us. I woke up this morning with some bitterness in my heart toward God, feeling like why are you letting this happen to us, why won't you stop this? Of all the strange things, to go to chess dot com and end up reading just what the Lord would speak to me this morning! Thank-you guys, and may you be filled to overflowing with the wisdom, power and love that comes only from Him to us by Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of God who guides us into all truth. Praise Him!
  • 8 years ago


    Well said my friend! Thats the trouble people are having is that we foccus away from what our spirit says about God and us and what our purpose is(the real truth). I believe there is nothing wrong with being wealthy or anything like that i believe its always been about you and the way u treat what u have and the people in your life.It should always be about Gods will and not ours . The reason people suffer and our kids get sick and that fear is becoming such a massive part of our lives ie; terrerism and general violence and crime is increasing, is because we are to selffish by choice and dont quiet our souls and listen to God. We think we either are gods  ourselves and dont need to believe in him or think we can control him, which is not true he has always been in control! Even those who dont believe in God or jesus as son of God cant argue with his ethics and wisdom. You have a good spirit of serving God as a child and not just servant my friend well done give God your praise always.... Having said all this i felt people didnt understand why we suffer what we do and what Gods view on this is, im thankful for his grace on us because the way mankind is going we will be extinct just like the dinsours if we dont listen to God and if we didnt have his grace. How easy would it be for us if we was God to push the botton and destroy us because of our cruelty to each other yet he is always giving us a chance so we cant say he didnt ....Cool

  • 8 years ago


    Thanks Littleman for this article. We've just been through a terrible ordeal ourselves when we were attacked by 5 thugs exactly a week ago ... Go and check it out if you have time on www.ventersinkenya.blogspot.com - This made us as a family to look at things from a very different perspective and obviously to APPRECIATE LIFE much more than we use to.

    Jesus proclaims in John 4:34 : "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish the work." This is also man's mandate ... To finish that which is in God's mind concerning man-kind. Each one of us have a specific purpose in life, but it all links up in one way or another as we contribute in the "restouration process of all things" (Acts 3:21). Jesus cannot come back until ALL THINGS have been restored (heaven literally holds Him back).

    Now in the church it is widely believed that SIN cause bad things to happen and that Satan is the author of every bad deed. Of coure there is some truth in it, as the Bible is very clear about the fact that every promise has a condition. That however, is only part of the truth as most New Testamentic men were persecuted for their faith.

    I therefore want to say :

    No. 1 : The minds of Christians have been contaminated with "health, wealth & prosperity" teachings. This is NOT biblical and it is NOT reality. All the deciples died a terrible death (some were crusified upside down) ... Does that sound like prosperity?  NO!! Did they reach their purpose in Christ?? YES

    No. 2 : God look at us with the whole world in mind. He desires nations to come to us ... NATIONS!! He desires us become the highest mountain - ZION - that will operate with the highest form of wisdom : Is 2:2-3 : (2) Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house (us) shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it. (3) Many people shall come and say : "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He wil teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."

    Now, in order for God to bring the Church to a position where they can fit this description, He needs to develop and train us. He needs to bring us to a place where we have authority to speak about certain things. How can someone, for ex, talk about war, if they've never been in one. How can someone accurately councel someone about loosing a child/spouse/parent ... if they've never lost someone themselves.

    Life is full of challenges and YES, we have what we call generational curses. It is a fact that if you violate God's principles, that you open the door for calamity to come. This is a fact. There is also the fact, however, where God (like in Job's case) allows certain things to happen, so that the beauty of one's faith can arise and shine and God can be glorified throughout the earth.

    We have forgiven our tresspassers completely. We feel a deep compassion and sadness in our hearts concerning them, as we realize their despirate need for salvation. On the other hand, we realize that the enemy wanted to abort the purpose of God in our lives. Through all of this we felt the protection of God ... that doesn't mean we were not terribly hurt in the process. But it will be wounds that can make a statement in this world. A statement of forgiveness, a statement of destiny and purpose, a statement of reconciliation.

    God bless you for a very powerful article. I hope that my contribution can also help to make people understand that God's only desire is to raise up a people for Himself. If He must use someone to break down the bitterness that is in YOUR HEART, then so be it. In Kenya we just went through terrible tribal clashes. So many people walk around with bitterness, anger and hatred. If the Lord can use our family to bring about reconciliation, as we bear the witness of scars on our face and body as proof of the terrible deeds that were committed, then let it glorify our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ, as we carry out a message of forgiveness, love and peace to a broken world outside.

  • 8 years ago


    Good stuff.

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