Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering? It's an old question. Four thousand years ago, a victim of personal, family, and financial reversals spoke to the silent heavens and pleaded, ""Show me why You contend with me. Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, that You should despise the work of Your hands?"" (Job 10:2-3). The questions are still being asked. ""Does God hate me? Is this why He is allowing me to suffer like this? Why me and not others?"" There are answers. Not exhaustive, but enough to keep our pain in perspective. Enough to show us how to put suffering to work for us. In the following pages, RBC staff writer Kurt De Haan shows us that while heaven may not be answering all our questions, it is giving us all the answers we need to trust and love the One who, in our pain, is calling us to Himself. Nondenominational Bible Study in a 4-6 week lesson plan.