Men curse God for the death and sicknesses unleashed on the world, yet they reject the complete outpouring of his wrath on his Son, which none of them could endure. We receive in limited measure the mighty wrath of God, Jesus received the mighty wrath of God in measure without limit. We cannot complain, nor can we lift any accusation against God on account of suffering and evil, since He himself is the recipient of evil and wrath, and that to its fullest extent. And because of this we cannot say to God that he is unjust or not understanding, but instead, he completely and wholly identifies and sympathizes with every kind of suffering we may ever encounter or currently endure. He is not a God who stands in heaven and mocks us because of our poor, dilapidated estate, but He is one who came down, became weak and small like we are, and marched himself willingly to the greatest demonstration of the outpouring of God’s wrath that all creation has ever seen. He is a God who calls out to us to lay aside our prideful prejudices against him, to repent and find shelter underneath the cross of Jesus – underneath Him who absorbs the whole wrath of God on our behalf – who suffered incomparably beyond what our natures could even begin to comprehend.
For anyone who angrily raises their doubts against God on account of evil and suffering in the world, let them raise their doubts against this: that the Son of God – Jesus Christ – has come into the world and born the sufferings and wrath we see poured out daily, and calls all people everywhere to repent and come to him and to have the mighty Niagras of wrath turned into the great shining rays of the sunlight of grace to be poured out on them. When one truly understands this, they will never again complain about the wrath that God justly pours out on the wicked world. Their lips will speak simply of the wonderful graces of God poured out on those who love him.