Perhaps the problem of pain and human suffering is, philosophically at least, one of the biggest reasons that people resist the sovereignty of God. You know the cunundrum: "Why would a loving God allow this to happen?"
Much has been written about this vexing question (and my title alludes to C.S. Lewis's The Problem of Pain). It is a question that one can sort out in doctrinal theory and feel at peace with the answer, but then, hit with a fresh bout of suffering and anguish, the problem seems to grow new dimensions and need examination again. My extended family is suffering right now, grieving the loss of a thirty-three year old cousin. So when I saw John Piper's comments about pain on his Desiring God blog (posted July 14), it struck me as very timely. Check out "Why God Doesn't Fully Explain Pain".
***Are you reading God's Word daily this summer?