This is from Lucy Ann Moll, from Marie, at Musings from a Theo-Greek, way back in 2011, but too good not to read. Check out her whole piece.
"Drawing on the book of Job, Lucy discusses how to view trials without losing hope; recognizing God's sovereignty in the midst of our pain; and how to encourage a friend who is suffering. Please visit her site and be edified by the articles, interviews and biblical counseling resources available there.
Why Does God Allow Pain?
By Lucy Ann Moll
“IF YOU’VE PUZZLED over this question – and don’t care for simplistic answers – you’ll like the honest way that the Old Testament book named Job considers God’s mysterious ways.
It tells the story of a godly man who endured unimaginable pain and loss….”