When We Suffer, We Often Call Into Question God’s Sovereignty or His Goodness

All too often, when we suffer, we question whether God is sovereign or good. Some of us are prone to believing the sovereignty of God while diminishing his goodness. The result is a cold, distant God who can’t be our comforter. Others of us lean toward downplaying God’s sovereignty while retaining his goodness. The result is a false view of a God who doesn’t want suffering to occur but is powerless to stop it.  Sadly, when either the sovereignty or goodness of God is questioned, we are left without comfort or help because our pain distorts our perspective of God

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 100

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