"The greatest of all freedoms mankind was ever granted by his Maker was their 'freedom of choice,' and it is this aspect of our functioning which clearly distinguishes us from all other form of animal life.
So often in my life as a Christian have I had the conundrum posed by non-believers, 'If there is a God in this world, why does He allow such cruelty and tyranny to exist? Why doesn't He prevent all heartache and stop all suffering?'
While it is often hard to take this fact on board, most of the world's suffering is man made; suffering which has come into play either through man's design or deliberations, actions meant or unintended. The remainder of the world's suffering springs as a product of mankind's 'free will' which is exercised throughout one's life, every moment of every day by every human on the planet. The result of such 'free will' produces a response to every reaction, a consequence to every act and reveals a cause behind every effect.
Hence, the only way that God could remove all pain and suffering would be to take away the 'free will' He gave to mankind. Unfortunately, to do that would be tantamount to making all ideas, feelings, actions and intent meaningless and to render all emotions that one is capable of expressing, redundant. There could be no more happiness without the existence of its counterpart sadness, no more pleasure without the existence of pain and the presence of no emotion without the accompaniment of its opposite.
Just think about it; no more feeling alive. One might as well have never been born!" William Forde: June 12th, 2016.