Randy Alcorn's Blog: Suffering and Evil

A Deeper Trust in Our Good God’s Purposes

By Randy Alcorn | April 6, 2016
I never presumed that If God Is Good would work magic or make anyone’s problems disappear. But my prayer, then and now, is that readers will not only find help for themselves, but also life-changing insights to share with others—believers and unbelievers, family and friends, neighbors and co-workers—in their time of greatest need.

There Is No Pointless Suffering

By Randy Alcorn | May 11, 2015
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). By recognizing and believing in God’s sovereignty, even over Satan’s work, our perspective is transformed.

Turning Bad into Best

By Randy Alcorn | October 6, 2014
C. S. Lewis, in The Great Divorce, wrote that “both good and evil, when they are full grown, become retrospective… Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”

Surrendering to God’s Wisdom

By Randy Alcorn | June 16, 2014
When I need a point-of-view adjustment, I read the last five chapters of Job. That’s where the focus shifts from Job’s questions about his suffering—and his friends’ proposed answers—to God’s majesty.
 

His Strength and Grace in Our Weakness

By Randy Alcorn | April 9, 2014
As a young pastor I loved God sincerely; but like my tavern-owner father, I was independent, self-sufficient, and prone to do things on my own.