Randy Alcorn's Blog: suffering

Grateful for the Wait

By Randy Alcorn | August 22, 2016
God “has set a day when he will judge the world with justice” (Acts 17:31). But why a future day of judgment?

God’s Sovereign Grace in Timbuktu

By Randy Alcorn | August 3, 2016
We won’t all, in this life, meet someone whose story will suddenly shed light on God’s purpose in our loved one’s suffering or death. But I think most of us will have that very experience one day on the New Earth.

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.