"Faith is cold as ice. Why are little ones born only to suffer for the want of immunity or a bowl of rice? For who would holda price on the heads of the innocent children, if there is some immortal power to control the dice?" How would you respond to someone who thinks this way?
It's the most common question, just phrased more… poetically. Why is there suffering? We are fallen people, we live in a fallen world, our sin and the sin of others has devastating consequences. Yet, we are called to love the world, make a difference. I would ask the person: what are you doing to help alleviate suffering, bless others? I don't mean that in a harsh way, don't get me wrong. I'm just asking: does the pain and suffering of others move you to get involved in reaching out to help?
Somehow mankind's – our – sin causes so much suffering, and oftentimes, we blame God - the one who did the work to save us from ourselves and from His own wrath!
Sin and suffering - that's our fault. Forgiveness and healing - that's God's Work. Alleviating the suffering others go through - that's what God calls His people to do!