Now and Not Yet There’s one certain answer: that given to Job

How is the Christian to make sense of suffering and pain? This article explains that the Bible does not dwell so much on people's pain as it does on the importance of their, and our, response to the suffering. God has his purposes in our suffering, and he is sovereign over both the now and not yet; therefore, we are to depend upon God for wisdom and growth in faith.

Why Does It Have to Hurt? – Why Is There Suffering at All? A Look at Genesis 3

Chapter 1 wrestles with the question why there is suffering at all. It first reflects on what suffering is. Next it unfolds the origin of human suffering by expounding on Genesis 3 and throwing light on the different contexts in which suffering is experienced. The chapter ends with questions for further reflection.