Where Is God in a Tsunami?

In the aftermath of any natural disaster, especially one so brutally and indiscriminately devastating as the Japan tsunami, the cries “Where was God?” and “How could a loving God . . . ?” grow louder than usual. Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden is the ultimate cause of the death and suffering we see in the world today.

Why So Much Violence?

The peace, or shalom, of the original creation’s order was disrupted by humanity’s early insurrection against our Creator. When the man and the woman exalted themselves as gods—in league with the serpent—God pronounced a curse upon everything under the rule of humans—and that curse impacted everything.

Is God There When I Suffer?

We are not going to have all the answers as to why things like sickness have been allowed to happen. God has a sovereign plan far greater than we could imagine. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).

A Lesson From a Hurricane

Reach out and help where you can as the Bible commands us. Be ready to give answers about how Christians can reconcile a God of love with death, suffering and destruction. But the most important issue that we should all make our highest priority concerns the state of people's souls. After all, each soul will live forever in heaven or hell.

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