WHY?” It is tragic to see how much anguish and pain can be packed into that simple word. People often ask that question after disaster or tragedy strikes: A hurricane sweeps through a region, leaving death and destruction in its wake. An earthquake reduces a city to rubble. A terrorist attack changes a quiet, routine day into a nightmare of fear and violence. Or an accident injures or takes the life of a loved one.

All too often, the victims include the most innocent and defenseless among us. Recent times have brought more than their share of such disasters, causing many to cry out to God, “Why?” Read more ->

  • First, it is not wrong to ask why God allows suffering.
  • Second, it is important to understand that God feels for you in your plight.
  • Third, God is never the source of wickedness.
  • God Does Care!
  • God does not causes disasters.


Natural disasters strike with little or no warning, and they kill and maim indiscriminately. To some extent, mankind has made such disasters worse by damaging the natural environment and by building in areas prone to earthquakes, floods, and extreme weather.

Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all. – Ecclesiastes 9:11

Some people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sources: jw.org: Awake! November 2006