"We Christians are caught in a dilemma: it is captured succinctly by Amos: "Does disaster come to a city, unless the LORD has done it?" (Amos 3:6). It is simply not an option for us to remove God from the context of evil and then suddenly invoke him when the sun shines". This article is about God and evil, suffering, the goodness of God and disasters.
How can evil be compatible with the concept of a good God who is actively involved in and ruling this world? How does one find a place for a good God in a world where there are natural disasters? These are the questions that this article attempts to settle by analyzing the teaching on the providence of God.
Disasters do not always point to a specific sin. However, they do remind us of our mortality, and cause us to reflect on our lives, and repent before the mercy seat of Christ.