Why does God allow pain and suffering? As I mention on my “About me” page, I was so confused every night as I lay in the hospital bed having suffered a massive stroke in the summer of 2010. This is the question that I asked myself as I lay with my entire left side paralyzed in the hospital bed every night. I was terrified, worried, and upset.
While going through the shock and denial of it all, I finally began to understand that there was a reason God allowed the stroke to occur. I know it sounds crazy but the stroke was the best thing that happened in my life! I want to share with you 5 specific reasons that I God allows pain and suffering in our lives all of which I’ve experienced. I pray it will be encouraging and also a help to yourself or loved one when they are suffering.