This is Part 3 of a video series called The Biggest Questions: why does God allow suffering? produced by Focus. Each video in the series is introduced by BBC TV Songs of Praise presenter Diane Louise Jordan. They are all abut 5 minutes in length.

Go directly to the part you want using the menu below. They do not necessarily need to be watched in order.

Videos 1-7: Personal Stories
Videos 8-15: Possible Answers
Videos 16-19: Personal Responses to Suffering
Video 20: The Suffering of Children

Personal Responses to Suffering

In these videos, the speakers talk about their responses to their suffering – questions that this raised for them and how they coped and responded.

16. Doubting that God is There

In this series of videos we have talked to people who have suffered for their faith, who have lost loved ones, and who have faced illness and death. Has what has happened made them doubt or disbelieve that God is there? [Back to menu]


17. Doubting that God is Good

In this series of videos we have talked to people who have suffered persecution for their faith, faced multiple disabilities, major illnesses, and who have been bereaved. Has what has happened made them doubt that God is good? Have they ever been angry with God, or blamed God for what they have been through? [Back to menu]


18. Good Out of Evil

In this series of videos we have talked to people who have lost close family members, faced major illnesses and multiple disabilities, and who have suffered persecution for their faith. But in spite of everything that has happened to them, they can point to ways that God has brought good out of their suffering. [Back to menu]


19. What Keeps You Going?

In the videos in this series, we have heard from people who have suffered disablity, crippling pain, persecution and bereavement. We have explored why a good and loving God would let people suffer. In this episode we ask our contributors a different kind of question: what helps them to cope? What enables them to keep going? [Back to menu]


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