Why Does God Allow Suffering?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 23, 2016
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It can be easy to question God’s goodness when it comes to our suffering. If God always has good intentions for His children, then does that mean God thinks suffering is good? Watch as Joni explains her answer to this difficult question...


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Joni when I’m feeling especially low like I am tonight I come to your site to ‘see you’. To try to glean some strength from something you say. I have been fighting chronic health problems for a long time. Some that I can seem to get no help for (mysterious pelvic pain, bladder pain). I also suffer with depression. And last year I had a 2 cm (not an error) brain aneurism that required 2 surgeries. On top of that, the aspirin therapy (a must now) keeps my stomach and gastro system tore up. I feel I’m just a mess. But when I’m this low I can look at what you’ve gone through and what you are going through and say to myself, if you can endure this and press on in faith there is hope for me too. My ills are no comparisons to yours. Thank you Joni for being such a faithful follower of The Lord Jesus and burden bearer.
  • May 23, 2018
  • 6:27 p.m.
  • Gloria
Thank you for your comforting words, and the scripture to back it up. I pray for your ministry, and I ask prayers for my husband, who is battling early onset of alzheimers, MS, seizure disorder, pray that he will stay firm in the faith, and finish the fight.
  • June 4, 2017
  • 3:55 p.m.
  • Jane
Ms. Tada I respect and appreciate your ministry. Everyone needs to know that God is our Strength and our Power over all things and I truly take Great comfort in realizing that God is in all things. Sincerely R Jensen
  • May 16, 2017
  • 10:16 a.m.
  • Ruth Jensen
Joni, thank you for ministering so powerfully to me. Tomorrow (Jan 9) will be the 3rd anniversary of my wife's homegoing. I have wrestled many times with trying to understand why God did not heal her on this earth from brain cancer. I just finished reading (and loving) your book "A Place of Healing" and want to thank you for speaking to my heart about God's sovereignty. One of the verses that comforts me the most to is John 17:24 where Jesus prayed that all those the Father had given to him (my wife included) would be with him where he is and see his glory! Thank you for allowing God to use you in so many ways to be such a blessing to so many others, me included!
  • Jan. 8, 2017
  • 10:31 a.m.
  • Joe Armfield
Joni, you are a remarkable inspiration, as I try to discern God's plan for me. I have struggled with chronic migraine, daily headache and depression for more than 30 years. After many failed attempts at conventional careers, volunteer opportunities, and personal relationships, discovering your story refreshes me (And at a time when I need it most ) I pray that I find a way to use my struggles to contribute, if only in a fraction of the way that you have contributed to God's overall purpose.
  • Dec. 29, 2016
  • 10:57 a.m.
  • Sarah Olk
Thanks I needed to hear that tonight!
  • Dec. 24, 2016
  • 3:13 p.m.
  • Bev Chortos