Faith and suffering

Question: 
If I accept that Krishna is in control of everything, why should I have to suffer?


Our Answer:
We're all completely helpless and only by Krishna's grace can we accomplish anything. That however, doesn't mean that Krishna approves of whatever happens. We tend to suffer to the degree that our faith in Him isn't strong. After all, He says in Bhagavad-gita, 5.29, "A person in full consciousness of Me, knowing Me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries."

We get reactions from past lives that may seem unfair because we can't see the whole picture. Only when we become spotlessly pure devotees can we transcend all karmic reactions.

If you once tell Krishna in all sincerity, “From now on, I am Yours,” He will take care of you, and help you sort out all difficulties. Srila Prabhupada once said if you have a problem you can go to the Deity, and say: “My dear Sir, this is my problem,” and then explain the problem.

We suffer due to lack of faith, but we can build our faith by acting on whatever faith we already have.