Why Does God Let Good People Suffer?

Does it seem like “good people” suffer more than others? Do you think “bad people” gain more out of life than the good ones? What makes up a good person? In both the Bible and the Qur’an, good people have been characterized and their rewards have been stated. However, people still question why others suffer more. It is not uncommon even in our society to notice innocent people get convicted for wrongs they did not commit. While some guilty people get away with almost everything probably because they are protected by wealth. Why does God let good people suffer?


Abraham’s Faith Tested

GEN 22 :1Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called.

“Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.”

2“Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”

3The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about. 4On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.5“Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.”

Then the angel of the LORD called again to Abraham from heaven. 16“This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that 17I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendantsa beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. 


“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return." Qur’an 2:155-156

“Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said, "When is the help of Allah ?" Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.” Qur’an 2:214

“And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.” Qur’an 5:48


One response to “Why Does God Let Good People Suffer?”

  1. God is not responsible for that,people suffer because of the understanding they have concerning life,if u think is right for u to suffer here on earth and enjoy in heaven,then be the heavens guest!

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