Why does God allow suffering?
Granger Smith Podcast Episode 86: "If God watches over all of his children, then why wasn't I watched over?" This is such an important question that I'm sure many of us have asked and I'm glad we are going to chat about this. Join me and Pastor Chad Warren as we talk about this question and many more on this week's podcast!

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  • Cindy Wyckoff
    Cindy Wyckoff

    I was abused and denided by my family

  • Ryan

    666k subs ...

  • Cowboy

    Thank you Granger, I love your podcasts and watch all of them. I dont know if me watching the video registers because I watch and download them offline. Just wanted you to know that even though youtube does not tell you I watch your videos, I do. You have all my support.

  • Toree Johns
    Toree Johns

    I was SAVED and this is so EXACTLY RIGHT! I cried... excellent video

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    Faith Williams

    i’m glad amber introduced you to magic spoon i’m 16 and i love it the fruity flavor is like fruit loops

  • Starlene Kalinski
    Starlene Kalinski

    I was awful at sports, bullied by the school kids. My school years were tough until I got into horses at 13 years old. I shined on horses. I am a gifted horse trainer and a natural rider. My love for horses and the bond I have with horses helped me get through the extreme pain during school. I barrel raced, did all the training of my horses. I did all the gymkhana events and really did well. I'm 67 years old and I don't do any showing. I have vertigo so I enjoy trail riding and the bond with the horse. So horses are my sport!

  • Billy TK
    Billy TK

    I would say - 'the fact that you are still here today and thriving shows you actually were being watched over'. God works in mysterious ways, and we don't always understand his methods. I believe that God became hands-off long long ago because it wasn't working. Just as a parent at some point becomes hands-off and lets their child make his/her own way in the world, so did God. Lastly the idea of us having free will doesn't work if God is always intervening to help us out every time some challenge or problem comes along.

  • Michele Brooks
    Michele Brooks

    Hey Granger, my Dad decided he wanted my husband and I to go to a concert with he and my stepmom. Guess who we’re going to see? See you Saturday! Can’t wait! We’re front row so I’ll be wearing my Yee Yee shirt showing my support!

  • Michele Brooks
    Michele Brooks

    To the hardest God Question - Do you volunteer in any capacity? I had a rough childhood myself and asked those questions too. But, when I started volunteering, first as a Youth Leader at church, then a CASA with Travis County, and then as a Crime Victim Assistant Volunteer with my county, God showed me my answer. I went through all of that crap to help me better understand what the kids and families I am supporting are going through. It has also helped me be more empathetic with those around me, including my coworkers and those I lead. I am a huge believer in Servant Leadership, which requires leaders be empathetic of those they’re helping be their best self. This may not be an answer you wanted to hear, but it’s what has helped me through those hard times.


    Great show

  • Mark A
    Mark A

    Because life is suffering and there is NO god.

  • Dan Kirby
    Dan Kirby


  • Jenny Billings
    Jenny Billings

    Thank you 💕

  • Cody Huskey
    Cody Huskey

    So happy Granger is a Christian for what I could tell. I love diesel, trucks, guns, America, and God. Thanks Granger

  • Gloria Strong
    Gloria Strong

    Always such a great podcast, listen to it every Monday morning gets me through my day 🤠♥️

  • Scott Schufreider
    Scott Schufreider

    Profound advice!

  • Stephanie Cole
    Stephanie Cole

    To all those suffering with substance abuse of any kind, there is hope, Granger and Chad are absolutely right! He saved my life and he can save yours as well.

  • Stephanie Cole
    Stephanie Cole

    Can’t wait for Chads podcast!! Count on my family’s support!

  • Stephanie Cole
    Stephanie Cole


  • Aggie fan
    Aggie fan

    Thank you for the gifts you gave Butch & Bull.

  • Manuel Vallejo
    Manuel Vallejo

    Honestly Granger dm me and him to hear me out honestly to discuss more

  • Gail Walker
    Gail Walker

    Good morning Granger and guest. My question is what is it that you are listening to in your ear pieces when you are singing in your band?

  • Nodes Grow
    Nodes Grow

    The county girl Jen needs a real problem. Perhaps then she’d appreciate any job. 25-30 an hour is a real problem - sure it is

  • Shaun Roberts
    Shaun Roberts

    That was really nice you bought your driver's the generator and mower. Really nice 👌 of you...

  • Mason Heeringa
    Mason Heeringa

    Thank you from Butch and Bull for the zero turn and generator!

  • Brooke Hobbs
    Brooke Hobbs

    Loved this! People are afraid to ask for help. I think if someone wanted to truly stop addiction is to seek the Lord and want to stop. They need to will of wanting to stop. I’m sure it’s not easy but the will to stop is in you.

  • Alison Lightner
    Alison Lightner

    Great podcast Granger and Pastor Chad.

  • Beth Nichols
    Beth Nichols

    Granger, thank you for your generosity to Butch and Bull, for the gift of the new mower and generator. They are greatly appreciated. 😊

  • gwen moody
    gwen moody

    Thank you both for all the great answers today. Granger Thank you for what you did for Butch and Bull. You are the best.. Hugs

  • Annah Kurtin
    Annah Kurtin

    Why does GOD allow suffering? Why did man bring sin into the perfect world GOD gave him? Free will. Right or wrong. Pro life/pro choice. truth/little white lie.

  • Adam Schuster
    Adam Schuster

    These podcasts just keep getting better! Those were some pretty awesome gifts you got for Butch and Bull! Thank You!

  • Jan Connolly
    Jan Connolly

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Butch and Bull!

  • Jan Connolly
    Jan Connolly

    Once again, great advice Granger and Chad! John 16:33 “ I tell you all this that in me you may find peace. You will suffer in the world. But take courage! I have overcome the world.” Blessings ❤️🙏

  • C A
    C A

    Because there is no God. If God exists there would be peace in this world. If God exists then why are humans capable of hurting each other. I don’t agree with your video but since youtube is recommending this crap i gave my opinion.

  • Jason Claunch
    Jason Claunch

    Thank you for answering the very specific commandment question. There is for sure a lot of people out there like the vet andrew, took me awhile to kick the alcohol as well. Never give up.

  • Vinny Pinatelli
    Vinny Pinatelli

    He says any advice and my opinion is the "something missing is God!!!

  • Vinny Pinatelli
    Vinny Pinatelli

    I cant wait for chads podcast!!!

  • Vinny Pinatelli
    Vinny Pinatelli

    Another good one this week!!! Thank you both so much!!!

  • Monica Hoskins
    Monica Hoskins

    The Most High is brining judgement upon all the gentiles and nations worldwide for all the atrocities committed by you and your forefathers against His Chosen People. COVID-19 marked the beginning of the end and those vaccines will not stop the plagues of The True Living Power. You don’t get to rapture run or narrate what The Most High is doing, Amen

  • Jayson Knight
    Jayson Knight

    yee yee

  • Darby Born
    Darby Born

    God bless the Smith family ❤️🦋 So happy Chad is back!

  • Shelli Haley
    Shelli Haley

    Such a great podcast! God Bless!

  • Laurie Leis
    Laurie Leis

    Thank you for this podcast . It was a great way to start my week. Your advice is so good. I love how you guys show the love of God and Jesus to all those who are suffering. God bless you and your family ♥🇨🇦😁

  • havin fun with skunk
    havin fun with skunk

    and granger I truly believe that you my friend are a total class act ! yee yee 🤪

  • Pepper405 O
    Pepper405 O

    Granger... bless you so much for your heart of giving. Love what you did for Butch and Bull! They are such great workers, what a huge blessing you are to so many! It’s a beautiful thing to watch you and your entire family walk in the Lord’s will and way. Thank you 🙏🏻🥰 📖

  • Lou Grant
    Lou Grant

    holy faak tell me why I've been abused all my life and should I cry about it

  • Joe Bartell
    Joe Bartell

    Happy memorial day. We will never forget all who serve and fight for our freedom🇺🇲 "here's to heroes"

  • Hunter Bull
    Hunter Bull

    The short answer... original sin.

  • havin fun with skunk
    havin fun with skunk

    lost my mom on Aug 7th 2019 to dementia and a massive heart attack . 💔 now my dad's cancer is back , not looking good . I've had a pretty crappy last 2 years ! yee yee brother!

    • havin fun with skunk
      havin fun with skunk

      @Laurie Leis my pops is pretty strong but not looking real good 😕 thanks for your kind words and I'm so very sorry for your loss prayers sent!

    • Laurie Leis
      Laurie Leis

      My grandma used to say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger " i believe it. I've gone through suffering in the past and it has made me a stronger person. I don't kbow why in God's plan he would take both your parents in a 2 yeat span but he will help you through it. I'll pray for peace for you and your dad ♥🇨🇦

    • havin fun with skunk
      havin fun with skunk

      @Laurie Leis thanks much he had kidney cancer in Jan 2019 then my mom they took his kidney thought that they got it all he was good for 7 months then bladder cancer thought they had it all now is back 😔 they say only the strong survive just why both parents in 2 years

    • Laurie Leis
      Laurie Leis

      Sorry that you are going through all of that. It's hard to see people you love suffering. I pray for you and your father. Both my mother-in-law and father-in-law passed away from cancer and they had a lot of suffering so I hope your father does not suffer. You said his cancer is back so maybe he will fight and beat it again you never know.

  • Linda Maskus
    Linda Maskus

    I'm so happy to discover you have leggings! I live in them, don't even wear jeans anymore. I'll go look at yours! Thanks!!! Dan Bongino turned me on to that cereal several months ago.

  • Debbie Costrino
    Debbie Costrino

    For Andrew, he says he’s tried everything, but I didn’t hear that he’s tried psychotherapy. I would hope he has thought about therapy of some sort. Prayers for Andrew. 🙏

  • Thomas Caldwell
    Thomas Caldwell

    Human suffering comes in many forms and none of us can escape it. You guys do great together 👍. Remember our veterans today 🇺🇸

  • Kelsey Klont
    Kelsey Klont

    How I view God allowing suffering. Is God allows satan to still exist to cause us our suffering to show us how much we need Jesus.

  • Kevin P
    Kevin P

    Chad is awesome. Would love to see him on more. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Focus OnGrowth
    Focus OnGrowth

    DJ, I am so sorry for your 17 years of abuse in the Foster care system. My biggest struggle is hearing about children being hurt and abused. I hope and pray that you feel whole, that you have surrounded yourself with good people AND that your beloved-brother is able to send you God winks from heaven. God bless your life DJ. ❤️from YeeYee Nation.

  • Sonia Maillard
    Sonia Maillard

    @ 1:02:45 🙏Jesus is the answer for the world today. AMEN! He answers the sincere, penitent heart. He shows up at the right time. Try Jesus my brother, try Jesus🙂

  • Dale Clark
    Dale Clark

    Awesome podcast…as always! 🙏❤️

  • Britt Lee Stewart Music
    Britt Lee Stewart Music

    More Chad he's amazing 👏😍❤💙

  • Britt Lee Stewart Music
    Britt Lee Stewart Music

    Hi Mr granger and Mr Chad❤🤍💙🇺🇸 happy memorial day 😀😊😄


    👈👈🤣🎵🎵I'm just a nobody,🎵 trying to tell everybody, 🎵all about Somebody,🎵 that SAVED MY SOUL...🎵🎵 every since You rescued me, 🎵You gave heart a song to sing...🎵🎵I'm telling the world, THERE'S NOBODY LIKE 🗣🎵J E S U S🎵


    Have you ever lied, not telling the truth, is stealing, the right of others, to just know the facts. And doesn't allow them the 👉right 👈to just make the same CHOICES, (everyone wants)...from factual information..that grows REAL RESPECT and better RELATIONSHIPS through the craziness in this world

  • greg's cool clips
    greg's cool clips

    Great show man

  • wheelzz wheelzz
    wheelzz wheelzz

    There's suffering because gods not real

    • David Bowe
      David Bowe

      You are correct in saying that gods are not real. However, God is very real, and our belief or lack of belief in Him doesn't change that at all.

    • Dale Clark
      Dale Clark

      Will start praying for you today. May God use Granger’s words to draw you to Him. 🙏🙏

    • Focus OnGrowth
      Focus OnGrowth

      Super sad.

  • jose villasenor
    jose villasenor

    I always look forward to Mondays for this. God bless yall

  • Jennifer Watts
    Jennifer Watts

    Another good podcast. Chad gave great advice.

  • Shellie Mossa
    Shellie Mossa


  • Tony Carrington
    Tony Carrington

    It's all in God's plan. It is simply complicated. Only through Suffering can we fully embrace the awesome we also get to experience. Flesh and Blood. Here on Earth. It is not fun. We don't want it. We even hate it. Still, better will come and so will the Awesome!! God Bless & YEE YEE!

    • Jonathan Baty
      Jonathan Baty

      So wait, did he plan for that whole Adam and Eve thing or was that not his plan? Kinda sounds like him putting that tree there was bait.

  • Carver Engraver
    Carver Engraver

    So what you’re saying is ,is that there is a lesson for you while you’re being abused ? That was so confusing to say the least ..

  • Patty Price
    Patty Price

    Granger Smith Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Your mechanics aka bus driver's sent me over to tell you thank you for there new gifts 🎁 ☺ 😊

  • Willard Cupit
    Willard Cupit

    Granger Smith, God gives us trials and tribulations ,He give us happiness,and sorrow. Pour of what we think letting us be hurt,sorry to born. But not did out hate . Did out pure love,Make us stronger in life,in faith,and devotion. For God our father love us as his 1st child,As much more as Christ, Jesus our

  • The Maniac Mower
    The Maniac Mower

    Everything happens for a reason god has a plan I lost my dad in 2017 I questioned a lot but later learned everything happens for a reason. And current events happening are in the Bible I have no doubt god is real god is faithful and he’s got a plan

  • Laura Turner
    Laura Turner

    Hey Granger smith I ordered one of your flags and I've had it for 4 days and you flag is coming a part on the corners.

    • Laura Turner
      Laura Turner

      @Granger Kelly Smith ok thank you. I had sent an email about my flag but the person said there was nothing they could do

    • Laurie Leis
      Laurie Leis

      Email yee yee apparel and they will take care of you it's an awesome company.

  • Ken Duft
    Ken Duft

    Butch and Bull really appreciate the gifts and said Thank You

  • Seven_Deadly_Sins_Archillies

    Why you ask ? So we know true happiness . Without some suffering do we ever really know happiness ? Unfortunately true . Without fear you wouldn’t feel safe when you are .

  • Justin Abby
    Justin Abby

    Whoever says that you need to stop speaking about religion sounds like they need to be saved and need some love from God and the lord Jesus Christ. God Bless!

  • Andrew Engelsma
    Andrew Engelsma

    If you disliked that is disappointing and sad. Thank You Granger. God Bless


      @Joshua Vesely I second that Amen ✝

    • Joshua Vesely
      Joshua Vesely


  • Andrew Engelsma
    Andrew Engelsma

    God sends these hard times to see if we will still believe he is A GOOD GOD, and he is a GOOD GOD always. JOB from The Bible had his earthly things taken away but he still blessed the Lord. Job 1:21 And Said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    • Jonathan Baty
      Jonathan Baty

      "He only beats me because he loves me." Sounds an aufwul lot like an abusive husband.

    • Mark A
      Mark A

      TOTAL BS.

  • TripleHfarms LLC
    TripleHfarms LLC

    My brother and now his ex wife as lost twins and they both blamed god as well as have turned there back to him. And it hurts me and it hurts there 17 year old daughter every bad. And it has caused their marriage to now become too they are finalizing there divorce now. I’ve prayed so hard as well as my parents and other brother has and have preached to him and I still have faith. He will see but loosing the babies 8 days before the due date. Really has hurt him and has caused so much struggle for him.

  • RedEyed Patriot
    RedEyed Patriot

    It's simple....Without Sorrow There Could Be No JOY!!!🕊

    • RedEyed Patriot
      RedEyed Patriot

      @Focus OnGrowth Thank You🕊

    • Focus OnGrowth
      Focus OnGrowth

      Hey Patriot, we are all pulling for you! May you find your joy in the simple things. God first.

  • Focus OnGrowth
    Focus OnGrowth

    Andrew, Thank you for your service. I love Chad and Granger’s answer. It’s time...God is asking you to ‘Follow me’ by reading his word = to finally find wholeness and peace. Granger, I hope you also start a bible study podcast soon. The way you explain things resonates with all of us. God bless our honorable military and fallen hero’s!

  • Jen Lindler
    Jen Lindler

    I would love to see/ hear a podcast from Pastor Chad! Please let us know when it will begin and what it will be called!

  • Rhonda Britt
    Rhonda Britt

    Good morning gentlemen. Another awesome podacast. Hope everyone has a good Memorial Day. Love you guys.

  • Angel Starr Jones
    Angel Starr Jones

    There is no answer for abuse people are sick but God will lead you in the right place and your foster parents that beat you and terrorized you God will forgive them for their sins you need to put this in gods hands and ask God to forgive them for what they did to you and then you will find peace for yourself

    • Angel Starr Jones
      Angel Starr Jones

      @Granger Kelly Smith i’m not texting you I’m not calling you you’re very sick man very very sick your whole family is sick you’re not the world what is going through right now and you’re out there living in a barn and a camper building house doing all kinds of crazy things while people are suffering yeah you’re the one that killed your son 15 feet away from my swimming pool and you didn’t hear him falling I watch every video that Paul was not secure he get a climb to the polls on the side and climb down the first time that baby got into that sense in that pool area that would’ve been the last time but no you’re a hot shot stuck up bitch and now you got people feeling sorry for you I don’t feel sorry for center and yes I will forgive you for your son and yes your son will Russian tees and yes this new baby that you’re naming after your son that drowned I think you’re sick call 1-800 I’m sick

  • Kim Dekenipp
    Kim Dekenipp

    If you read the Bible 1000 times , you learn something new every time you read it.

    • Jonathan Baty
      Jonathan Baty

      My favorite part is when the god guy uses some bears to rip apart 42 kids for the lols

  • Kim Dekenipp
    Kim Dekenipp

    Texas football Friday night lights

  • jean gully
    jean gully

    Jesus is the only saviour,healer ,deliverance,.He loves us so much he took all the sins of this world .He is not about religion but to have a personal relationship with him and he’s the only person that will never abandon us.As long as we are in this world their will be pain.

    • Laurie Leis
      Laurie Leis

      If we put our hope in worldly things we will be dissapointed but there is no dissapointment with God. People and things let us down but God will never let us down. God bless you

  • Lori Lafountain
    Lori Lafountain

    Its not easy for our military and military veterans ask for help, please get to his or her question and answer it

    • Focus OnGrowth
      Focus OnGrowth

      Granger and Chad did! It was perfectly answered. Now, we can all say prayers for Andrew!

  • Liz Belinoski
    Liz Belinoski

    For dude with the cheating bro-in-law, you are enabling his sinful behavior. The truth is always the way to go!! What kinda friend puts you in that position? He's not that good a man, much less a friend!!

  • Robert Durkin
    Robert Durkin

    Good morning, Yee yee , god bless you, in our stronger faith, happy and we love you !🎶🎶🎼🎶🎸

  • David Bowe
    David Bowe

    As a Bible reader, would love to know why Chad recommends starting with Mark or John over Matthew or Luke. Can’t go wrong with any of the gospel accounts, but I’ve learned enough about Chad through these to know that he has to have specific reasons for making that recommendation.

    • havin fun with skunk
      havin fun with skunk

      start at the beginning and read through would be my suggestion I've read it twice

  • Steve Ratliff
    Steve Ratliff

    Granger Thank you for getting Butch and Bull the gifts

  • dwightlowes

    Ganger, Chad YeeYee! Every question overall it starts with the person. Stop drinking stop smoking stop cheating. Stop sinning! It happens because of you accept it happens because that person made it happen. You make it happen! Everyone needs help and advice it happens because that person You make it happen! 🙏🏻

  • David Bowe
    David Bowe

    Loved Chad’s response regarding the brother-in-law situation. In addition to that being the overall right thing to do, there are additional considerations. Granger mentioned a possible pregnancy from his actions. There is also the possibility of picking up a STD of some type that then gets brought home to the wife, and that can have life altering ramifications for her. Hoping that can all be worked out. Sorry the writer got stuck in that really uncomfortable situation.

  • Beth Rowlette
    Beth Rowlette

    Tears streaming... THANK YOU GRANGER....for sharing God..💕

  • Lynne Lovett
    Lynne Lovett

    We live in a fallen sinful world. The Footprints poem reminds me of God/Jesus love and helps me through the pain and sorrow of life and IS ALWAYS there through the good and the bad. One day God will make a NEW heaven and earth where there WILL BE NO MORE TEARS and only him and what he intended things to be in the first place... Revelation ! This Memorial Day I want to say thank you to all who serve and have served. RIP to all who gave their all. God bless.

  • Lincoln Shirey
    Lincoln Shirey

    Love these podcasts

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  • Justin Abby
    Justin Abby

    So good.

  • Wendy Raymond
    Wendy Raymond

    Thanku both for the beautiful uplifting podcast thats always brightens my week much love and god bless x

  • Contented Spirit
    Contented Spirit

    For Andrew, asking for Jesus to help fix his brokenness isn't even about religion. It's about developing a sincere relationship with the almighty One who knows him better than he knows himself. Religion is manmade rules. Jesus isn't about rules. He's about life and real relationship with Him. People make it more difficult than it is.