However, such foreknowledge and power does not give us license to blame or accuse God for every negative catastrophe or hardship and simply conclude that all are His will. It is true that God has, can and may send adversity and various trials, but hardships and suffering may find their source in a number of different causes. It’s important to be reminded that God did not create puppets, but instead gave humans the ability to choose. Therefore, if God were to eliminate all that is “bad” then either our ability to choose must be limited or taken away, or the results of sinning must be removed.
Making Right Choices»