I was asked this question in a ladies conference I was holding at my home church. I hoped by asking this question to get more perspectives on it and hopefully help someone who may wonder. It seems as though it is very clear for you EdG as it is me, but its not that way for everyone.The women had come up with the one question they would ask GOD and this was one of the questions that was asked. Why do Children Suffer?
This is how I answered this question to the ladies at the seminar.
We live in a world were suffering comes to everyone. So children will also suffer. Bad things will happen. Its how a person handles sickness, and hardships in their life that will tell their story. I know with my son at birth he was in the hospital for 9 1/2 months. He demonstrated the power of God through his constantly beating the odds. Nurses came in to our room and would cry, because they had told me later that they knew he was a miracle. Another nurse told us that she didn't believe in miracles until she met my son. You see although these things can and will happen doesn't mean that we are hopeless because he gave us instructions on how to obtain what we need with healing,etc.Hold on to what God promises and he will bring us out victorious.
The bible says that all good things come from GOD. Thats were prayer and keeping our relationship with God manifests itself.
I should have added that to start with. Thank you for your perspective EdG.