What about suffering?

For many people human suffering is THE decisive reason for not even looking into the claims of Jesus Christ. How can a good God allow suffering?

The Bible is hugely realistic about life. It tells us that Jesus wept at the grave of a friend. It records horrific crimes and natural disasters. It includes the tear-filled laments of suffering believers - including those tempted to scepticism. But best of all it points us to Jesus - who can help us make sense of life in a painful world, and who offers us all real hope.
How can a good God allow suffering?
Andrew Grey, 23/03/2016