Since God is God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent, why would He allow “unnecessary” suffering?
By stating the word, “unnecessary” does that mean that it is “unnecessary”? By the fall of Adam, we brought this into the world by our his free will, that was God given. To say the word “unnecessary” we must first put it into context. First, how can you ascertain a definition as to what unnecessary suffering is? God can allow such suffering in the world as a direct result of rebellion against Him.
When the attack on the World Trade Center occurred, it was quite common to hear “where was God when this happened?” My answer and others were “right where you put Him.” Remove Him from schools, disobey His commands, celebrate sin and pure paganism by worshiping idols and coveting and ask why God would allow this is a self-answering question.
You see, by stating the word “unnecessary” only does not mean it is correct! By saying the word, you must know what “necessary” suffering is. We do not know this answer as mere mortals, and we likely deserve more! I would like to think that if God was NOT in control how horrific a planet we would have! He puts the brakes on sin through His holy grace!
Remember that ALL suffering is a direct result of human free will resulting in sin. It is Adamic in nature as well as our human nature to sin!
Remember that the suffering will not go on forever for the believers. We have a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ!
Romans 1: 20 (ESV)
20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.