There is a question asked by both the believing Christian and the unbelieving man of the world, “if God is so powerful, why does he allow people to suffer and why does he make way for evil to prosper?” But when we consider the above verse, although evil exist, and people are suffering what are we doing to stop or prevent people from suffering.
The very question we ask God is the very thing God is addressing in our lives. We see the poor man standing on the street corner, but how many times have we stopped and hand him a cup of warm tea during the winter season. How many times have we brought him lunch that he may eat and be filled. With all we have how many times have we offer our hands in help.
We cannot blame God for the hardships people are facing around the world when we are doing nothing to resolve and prevent suffering. We cannot blame God for people not receiving the help they so desperately need when the head of those organizations we support are stealing the gifts we send. What are we doing to prevent evil men from stealing from the poor, from oppressing the poor? If we are doing nothing, we are the ones to be blamed, for God has supply all we need that we may invest in the lives of the suffering that he may increase the goods in or homes and that we might be able to give more each day.
Jesus told us, “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away”. Matt 5:42. Meaning we are to take care to notice the needs of the poor and the needy and providing for their needs. The poor and the needy are in our midst because the Lord has placed them in our lives that we might care for them. He has placed the destitute in our lives that they may become a blessing to us. When we give to the poor, and when we help the poor, we are as it is written lending to the Lord.
Proverbs 19:17 (KJV) He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
The Lord has asked us to try him, see if he will not open the treasures of heaven and shower us with his blessing, and for God to shower us with his blessing we are to first recognize that what we have in our possession is to be used to the glory of God.