We are accustomed to character assassination. The media loves to jump on a rising star (particularly a conservative who aspires to public office) and find serious flaws in their character or life.
In this world, there is NO ONE who has their character assassinated more than God. He is accused of delighting in causing suffering of every kind, as though He delights in human suffering. How often have you heard someone blame God for tragedy? How often have you been tempted to blame God when something bad happens to you?
If you believe the Word as I do, then you know that God is good, ALL THE TIME. He loves His children and does not wish or will suffering upon them. Certainly suffering comes, but it is from “the world, the flesh and the devil,” not from our loving Heavenly Father.
Take a look at this description of God: “You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them” (Ps 145:16-19 NIV).