Looking at God, Evil & Personal Suffering
Suffering and tragedy can cause us all to ask 'Why?'
â€¢ Why do bad things happen?
â€¢ If God exists, why doesnâ€™t he do something?
â€¢ Why am I being singled out?
Of all the hurdles to faith, surely suffering must be the greatest. It tears lives apart and raises questions for us all.
But when we ask â€˜why?, to whom are we addressing our question?
Where do the most satisfying answers come from?
Does it matter?
Sharon Dirckx unpacks our questions sensitively and wisely, weaving her arguments with real-life stories of anguish and pain
She concludes, â€˜I would like to show you that, even though we donâ€™t understand everything, it is still possible to believe in a powerful, loving God and acknowledge the reality of evil and suffering. Not only that, but seeing life from this perspective helps us make more, not less, sense of our hurting world.â€™
While we may never have all the answers, it does not mean that there are no answers at all.