After his wife died in great pain, C.S. Lewis realized, "If I had really cared as I thought I did, about the sorrows of this world, I should not have been so overwhelmed when my own sorrow came".
This is a reminder to me that God always holds me when my life feels out of control. That He knows my pain, and lives it out with me.
I honestly don't understand or agree with His choice to allow so much pain and suffering in the world. However, I trust that He is God and truly knows what is best- the end of it all, and that giving us free will was worth more than making our lives easy and pain free.