Why Does God Allow Tragedy To Happen?

In one of our previous posts, we explained the main reasons why God lets people suffer. You can see the full post HERE.

But what about the suffering of a whole nation? What about those tragic events that destroyed the lives of hundreds – or even thousands – of people?

Earthquakes, tornadoes, conflagration that bring so much devastation into cities and make them disappear along with all of the people who lived there..

Why would God let children become orphans? Why would He let spouses turn into widows?
Why would He let so many people die in torment?

2011-Japan-Tsunami

Let’s take, for instance, the 2011 tsunami from Japan. Over 18,000 people were missing. The houses, the cities, everything was ruined. But why? What good has that event done to people?