The number one reason why most atheists say they don’t believe there is a God is that he is CRUEL and permits evil to happen to GOOD people. They gloss over the bible and and misinterpret it to mean that God is supposed to keep His followers free from harm, and say that since he DOESN’T, then there must not BE a God! God does not promise Christians that they will be free from troubles or trials. Satan tries to make Christians believe this.
In Psalm 91, God promises that we can trust him in times of danger, but there can be great difficulty in understanding and teaching this promise. Pastors must proceed carefully as they expound God’s Word because Satan is strategic in attacking the faith of God’s people. Tim Keller encourages pastors to interpret Scripture with Scripture so that they may understand and communicate God’s Word with faithfulness and accuracy.
For an inspiring sermon directly relevant to those facing troubles, see:
Keller also did the following sermon to APPLY the concepts taught in this sermon to the task of being HAPPY in life:
A Christian’s Happiness – Timothy Keller