If God is good why is there pain? Why doesn’t He just blot pain right out?

A four year old with mom in tow
happily traveling to his aunt’s big house.
With Sandy hair and big brown eyes
He plays inside the living room.
He sneaks outside and un-crates the dogs
And pit bulls descend and maul him to death.

I’ve heard it said that God is good
How can He allow such pain for us?

Is God so mean to allow a fatal choice?
Or should He stop that one wrong move?
If God does choose my path for me
What can I choose? Where does it stop?
Without any choice I could be a chair
Or just a robot who does what he’s told.

I’ve heard it said that God is good
Why does He let me choose the next step?

I like the idea of freedom of choice.
I like the idea to choose my own path.
Freedom of choice to do what’s right.
Freedom of choice to make mistakes.
The mistakes I make will cause me pain.
The mistakes I make allow me to learn.

I’ve heard it said that God is good
He takes our pain to create something good.

The greatest pain we’ve seen in life
Has lead us to create something quite good.
The Titanic crashed and cost so much,
but lead us to much safer ships.
The loss of life to drunk driving,
created MADD that saved many lives.

Thank you God for being so good
And letting my pain teach me what’s good.

Knowing there’s good behind this bad
Gives me mighty hope to take the next step.
Knowing there’s good behind this bad
Gives me mighty hope to learn something more.
Knowing there’s good behind this bad
Gives me mighty hope that my future is bright.

“And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love Him
and have been called to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NIV

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