So if God didn't create evil, why does God allow evil to exist? No one really knows... Maybe because he is seeking certain outcomes under certain conditions. Or maybe the certain outcomes he is seeking can only be achieved through certain conditions. Or maybe good has no meaning if one is forced to be good. Or maybe he couldn't figure out how to make a one sided coin. Or maybe he is testing us to see who is smart enough to recognize that the good far outweighs the bad. Or maybe he wants us to love him for who he is and not what he can do for us. But whatever the reason, one thing is certain, we lack complete knowledge and he doesn't. So rather than expect him to do magical things so that bad things don't happen to good people, maybe we should ask ourself what it was we were supposed to learn from our tragedies.