I highly recommend this article from Dr. Albert Mohler regarding making sense of the God's goodness and providence in the context of evil and suffering:
People all over the world are demanding an answer to the question of evil. It comes only to those who claim that God is mighty and that God is good. How could a good God allow these things to happen? How can a God of love allow killers to kill, terrorists to terrorize, and the wicked to escape without a trace? No superficial answer will do. Our quandary is well known, and the atheists think they have our number. As a character in Archibald MacLeish’s play, J.B. asserts, “If God is God He is not good, if God is good He is not God; take the even, take the odd . . . .” As he sees it, God can be good, or He can be powerful, but He cannot be both. We will either take our stand with God’s self-revelation in the Bible, or we are left to invent a deity of our own imagination.To continue reading, click here. It will be well worth your time.
Posted by Greg Birdwell