Since we live in a world full of cruelty and injustice, many people feel that there is no God, or if there is, he doesn’t care about us at all. Many religious leaders teach that the sufferings we experience are God’s will, a teaching that turns people away from God and makes them more alienated from him, let alone hate him.
The truth is, God never causes wickedness and sufferings. Job 34:10 says, ” Far be it from the true God to act wickedly, and the Almighty to act unjustly!”
Actually, God has a loving purpose for humans. That is why Jesus taught us to pray:“Our Father in the heavens, let…your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:9,10) God cares so deeply about us that he has made arrangements to provide ways in order to fulfill his purpose. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) The fact that Jesus has already given his life for us guarantees that soon, all wickedness and sufferings will be gone and that righteous mankind who put faith in God and Jesus will attain eternal life in the new world.
While waiting for the fulfillment of God’s purpose, we can make our lives meaningful and satisfying right now, knowing that God cares about us. When we experience adversities or when the wickedness around us becomes too much to bear, this Scripture helps a lot: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; while you throw all your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6,7)