Have you notice how everyone is looking for someone to blame? It’s the council’s fault that I tripped and hurt myself on the pavement. It’s the restaurants fault that my coffee was hot and I spilt it on myself. It’s my schools faults that I stayed out and didn’t study for my exam. It’s my parent’s fault that my life is difficult. It’s Gods fault that I am ill and life is hard. And that’s not new. Even in the times that Jesus walked on this earth it happened. So is it all Gods fault or is it our fault. If you ask the question why does God allow people to be hurt you will get all types of well meaning answers. I could rattle off some standard answer about why this guy was blind, about why someone you know has died, about why God seems to allow suffering to continue, but would that help you? The truth is I don’t know that we can really understand all that God does and all that God allows. But I am also not sure we need to know. When you were little did you know how to make ice cream? Did that stop you enjoying ice cream? Of course not you didn’t need to know how it was made to enjoy it. You may not know how electricity works. But that doesn’t stop you enjoying the benefit of electricity running your TV, games console or computer. That’s how I see God during the times that I have questions. I simply say God I don’t know why you allowed this to happen to me, I know you have the power to stop it but for some reason you didn’t. Then I look around at all the good stuff God has allowed in my life and ask him for the strength to move on. Hey when we get to Heaven we can ask him all the questions we want. I suspect the answers may seem a little irrelevant by then.