In this audio talk, Steve Estes examines God’s part in allowing suffering into our lives. Estes maintains that God is sovereign over everything and all that happens comes from his plan. Our temptation is to think that if God is not working a miracle, then he is not working—as if the everyday, ordinary things of life can’t be from God’s decree. Both the ordinary and extraordinary are from his hand. Estes lists five causes of suffering and reminds us of the hope of the gospel.