God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves. (Joni Eareckson Tada, radio host)

“Why do bad things happen to good people?” Books have been written on this subject, but here is an answer that is succinct and enlightening. Paralyzed from a diving accident in her youth, Tada has had long experience as a quadriplegic, and she passes along the meaningful conclusion quoted above. God hates pain but often uses it to achieve good results in our lives.

In all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).