THERE IS NO DOUBT at all that the problem of suffering is one of the greatest problems a Christian has to face. It has probably caused more people to lose faith, and prevented more people from finding faith, than almost any other problem.
GOD COULD HAVE CREATED us perfect, like the angels. Angels are immortal, they don’t suffer and they cannot do wrong. ‘Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?’ (Hebrews 1:14). Why did God not make us like the angels?