Restoration How Can a Good God Exist When There Is Evil and Suffering? Goal of This SPG The goal of this Semester Planning Guide is to provide middle school youth with foundational teachings on God, helping them see that it is reasonable to believe that God exists and that, through faith, they can know God and be in a relationship with Him. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is to address and unpack the difficulty of evil and suffering and how we can still trust in a good God in the midst of it. Catechism # 272 # 306 - 314 # 385 # 412 Scripture Isaiah 43:2 John 3:16 -17 John 10:10 John 16:33 Romans 8:28 2 Corinthians 4:17 Key Concepts • There is a difference between natural evil and suffering and evil and suffering that is caused by sin. • God gave us free will. When we turn from God and abuse that free will, sin enters the world and with it comes certain evil and suffering. • Suffering can be a mystery that is hard to understand, but God does not abandon us. Through Jesus’ suffering, death, and Resurrection, we can find hope and new life. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.