God "allows" death, sickness and all evil to teach us or for a mysterious reason..........Not a chance!
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears;
First and Foremost God in His great wisdom gave us the scriptures, which is His Word to us. As Paul writes The scriptures are to be used for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction. Yet, most are taught that God allows situations to test us, He is the Divine Instructor. So God allowed 20 kids to die to teach us? An example of this is us mortal parents, which parent among us would allow one of their children to die, to teach the other not to step into traffic? NONE, if they did they would be in prison. God is perfect, and a perfect Father, so how does this make sense to anyone? Matthew 9:11 Or what man is there of you whom if his son ask bread, whill he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
This is Jesus talking comparing earthly fathers, who are evil, To His and Our Father who is HOLY. Saying if you as parents wouldn't do this, then how could we ever think Our Heavenly Father would? James 1:17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
Where is the part that says except when I'm trying to instruct you? It isn't there. God gave us the Bible for instruction, and the Holy Spirit. What is there is "with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning". God does not "allow" tragic situations. This is of Satan, point blank with a period. There are those that would say well God is Sovereign, he controls everything, so Satan has to ask God for permission. Look up the word sovereign it means "Highest in Rank", "Top Person" "none more powerful". It doesn't mean that he controls all things, He limits himself. He gives mankind the choice who to serve. 2Peter 3:9 not willing that any should perish, but all come to repentance" Yet, Jesus states Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
It is God's will that none should perish, yet in Matthew Jesus states that many will perish. So if God controls everything how is it that even one person perishes? No One but God limits God. This is the Devils greatest lie that people could ever think that God has any part in evil. Do you realize what this does? It gets a person to think, if it's God's will then it must be. They lay down and do not fight the real evil...........Satan. I know from experience, I thought it God's will that I die from my disease...........guess what............I'm still alive, because it wasn't His Will. Now some will pervert this and say well God allowed you to get sick and then healed me for His Glory. Go back to James 1:17 with whom is no variance, neither shadow of turning". God is the same always He doesn't shift back and forth.
Ok now there's Romans 8:28 "and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"
"And" is a conjunction that means there is something preceding this look at 26 and 27 Here's 27 " And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. There is another "And" So go to 26 which is Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered".
So it boils down to the Spirit intercedes for us in prayer so that all things work together for good. In other words, when a believer prayes, God will intercede and work it out for the good. No where does it say God causes or authorizes it, the situation.
Dueteronomy 28 1-14 is a citing of all the blessings God bestowes those who obeys him. Where is the blessing of intructions by using curses? Yes 28: 15 lists all the curses for those who don't follow the commandments. But the Lord's curses are fulfilled by Christ. Christ took all the Wrath of God so until Judgement Day, God is at Peace with man. Open your eyes and quit blaming God for the Evil that Satan is the root of. If there is an unjustice blame Satan and fight Satan. If you are sick and need a healing Bind the Devil and Praise God for the Healing that Through Christ He has already given you.
My Prayer for You: The Devil is bound and your eyes are open to the Truth In Christ! There is much, much more scriptural proof..........now search for it!
God isn't Punishing us for the sins of Our Nation.....either. Look Back to Jesus' Finished Work, for that answer.