Wars, pestilences, earthquakes?

(Spurgeon, "Now, and Then")

"Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror,
 but then we will see everything with perfect clarity."
  1 Cor. 13:12

When we get to heaven, we shall understand the
reasons of many of God's Providential dealings.

We shall there discover that...
    wars that devastated nations,
    and pestilences that fill graves,
    and earthquakes that make cities tremble,
are, after all, necessary cogs in the great wheel
of the divine machinery; and He who sits upon the
throne at this moment, and rules supremely every
creature that is either in heaven, or earth, or hell,
will there make it manifest to us that His government
was right.

It must come out right in the long run; it must be
well. Every part and portion must work together
with a unity of design to promote God's glory and
the saint's good. We shall see it then! And we shall
lift up our song with new zest and joy, as fresh
displays of the wisdom and goodness of God,
whose ways are past finding out, are unfolded
to our admiring view.