Almost 2000 years ago, a very special gift was given to you and me. This gift was given, because someone loved us so much and could not bear to see us separated from Him for ever. Because all of our wrong doings we couldn't be close to Him anymore.
About 2000 years ago, God sent us a gift to restore the relationship God and men once had. He sent the person that was most close to Him: His only Son.
His Son was born into this word and took all the punishment that was meant for you and me. He paid the ultimate price by giving up His live so that we could be close to God again. Now we can God for forgiveness every time we do something wrong and He will forgive us every time.. with all His love.
God loves you and He wants you to be close to Him. He wants only the best for you. And the best is to be in His presence for even when you're feeling lost and low, you can feel safe in His arms.
Why does God let pain and suffering exist?
To tell you the truth: I don't know. I think that God doesn't want us to be in such pain, because His Word tells us He loves us so much!
I do know that as soon as we give our pain to Him, the burden we carry becomes less heavy.
When I accepted my troubles and let God help me, I experienced God again for the first time in years. I read a passage in the Bible and suddenly I just knew that God was with me. The idea that someone is standing behind me to catch me when I fall, just helped me so much. It gives a sort of 'inner peace'. When I'm feeling low (that's still quite often) and sometimes feel like I'm not worthy of His love, I remember His great Love for all of us, that He gave His only begotten Son and that He wants us to be close to Him. Even me. I know that without Him I would have never made it. I thank Him for His saving arms with all of my heart.