Suffering: Why do bad things happen?

When life is going well, we could feel relatively happy to consider in the back of our minds that there might be a God. One look at a stunning sunset, one bite of a delicious meal, one hug from a little child might just tempt us to think that all of this goodness and beauty could emanate from something divine. But, when tragedy strikes those thoughts can feel like a mockery.

What does the Christian faith have to say to us in our darkest hour? And what does it mean for our experiences of suffering and loss, and the pain that is so prevalent in our world today?