Jerry Bridges – Why Does God Allow Suffering and Pain?

19 Jun

God does not willingly bring affliction or grief to us. He does not delight in causing us to experience pain or heartache. He always has a purpose for the grief He brings or allows to come into our lives. Most often we do not know what that purpose is, but it is enough to know that His infinite wisdom and perfect love have determined that the particular sorrow is best for us. God never wastes pain. He always uses it to accomplish His purpose. And His purpose is for His glory and our good. Therefore, we can trust Him when our hearts are aching or our bodies are racked with pain.  

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 109

Books by Jerry Bridges

One Response to “Jerry Bridges – Why Does God Allow Suffering and Pain?”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Why does God allow pain and suffering? « Strengthened by Grace - July 2, 2012

    […] HT Share this:TwitterEmailFacebookDiggPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: