I’ll share with you an answer which is “hidden” with regards to the infamous question:
“If God is so loving, then how come he doesn’t step in immediately & save the child which is raped and killed for instance?”
At first glance, it may seem to just reply a “no answer” or “only God knows” statement.
But, if we ponder deeper under the “belief that He Loves & Will Save All”, a simple yet astonishing “truth” emerges:
Think the opposite act: namely what I had “wished” to do if I was God… I would have “smashed – beaten – killed – sent him to hell to be burnt alive without mercy” etc.
Therein the “problem”. In order to save the “innocent life”, we wouldn’t think twice to “destroy” the “wicked life”. That’s it. Under the hypothesis of “save the righteous & destroy the wicked mercilessly”, my “wishes” make “sense”.
But, under the “belief that God Loves even the wicked”, it doesn’t make “sense”.
1. The “innocent life” killed “brutally” only suffered “a brief moment” & chances are, “God may show great Healing & comfort to it surpassing even the suffering endured many times over.”
2. The “wicked life” is given “another chance” so that he may “either repent” or if not “suffer in hell” justly since God didn’t just “kill him & throw in the fire without giving a chance first.” Thus the punishment is “well deserved”.
Being that said, it’s not the “end”.
By Hell, he gets what his evil acts merited him.
But by Grace, God Will Save him too after he had paid the “uttermost farthing” or “till he has paid the last penny” for his evil deeds.
Finally by Love, Christ Heals by restoring life to this wicked person too after the evil/sin in him is destroyed in the “lake of fire”.
God is The Problem Solver.
In all situations, He does not make the situation worse but devises Ways so that it’s “optimum” for the benefit of both the “just” & “unjust”.
That’s why “He’s better than me…”
“All true men of God from the apostles to the great ancient martyrs for the True Faith thought about the well-being of the wicked at the expense of their own lives”. (A proof that Lord Jesus lived in each of them for it’s impossible to do this without Christ alone!)
I believe that this is what it means to be “Christlike”.
Hence apostle Paul earned the right to declare truthfully:
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)