Christians have various solutions to the problem of evil and suffering in the world:
The gift of free will comes with guidance from God about how to be good, such as the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus. But, in the end, it is up to each person to choose whether or not they want to follow God’s instructions.
The Bible describes Job as a good man who loves God. The Devil argues to God that Job is only good because he has a happy life.
God allows the Devil to put Job’s faith to the test by causing him to suffer the deaths of his livestock, servants and all of his children. Then the Devil inflicts painful sores all over Job’s body. Despite discouragement from his friends and his wife, Job remains faithful to God, but he begins to question God’s fairness – why do wicked people flourish while good people suffer?
God appears to Job. He asks Job impossible questions, through which Job comes to appreciate that God’s ways cannot be fully understood by human beings. God rewards Job by restoring his health, giving him more children and a very long and prosperous life.
In the Book of Job, why does God present Job with impossible questions?
God presents Job with impossible questions to show him that God’s ways are beyond human understanding.