I believe the two strongest reasons why God allows evil is because he has given humans free will and to make mold us into the person he wants us to be. If God didn't give us free will, he would be controlling us, like robots. There is no relationship with a robot and its master. God loves us and wants us to love him back. He doesn't want to force us to, because if he did, it wouldn't be real. With no choice, there is no freedom, and with no freedom, everything is tied up and held like in a jail cell. God loves us so much that he is willing to let go and let us live and make our own choices. Like a little baby bird leaving the nest, he is letting us fly. He is always there, watching us grow and learn in life. Which leads me to my second reason, him molding us. Sometimes we go through things in life that we don't want to. But in doing so, it makes us a better person and leads us closer to our destiny. When people go through tough times they cry out to God and they feel he isn't there. They can't see him moving in their life till that struggle is over. When my mom died, all I wondered was why, why would God take her? But in going through that, I became so much closer with God and stronger as a person. I am no able to relate to other people and share my story. If my mom never died, my dad wouldn't have ever met my new mom and I would have never had a new baby sister. One plan isn't better than the other. If my mom was still alive, obviously things would be different. If someone misses their chance to meet there husband, because they didn't listen to God, he usually gives them a second chance. Things happen for a reason, we might not understand right now, but in the future most of the time, it becomes clear.