Why does God allow us to suffer? This is a question has led many to abandon their faith and turn to atheism. Terrible things happen to some really wonderful people, and it doesn’t always make sense. So how can we continue to live by faith and trust in God?
The reality of suffering and pain can easily lead to despair and doubt. Samwise Gamgee in LOTR presents a beautifully Christian view on hope in the midst of the problem of evil.