Re: Why hasn't God intervened?
If God is all powerful and all loving, why has he permitted human suffering?
It may be that temporary suffering is the only way that most of us can grow. I've read accounts of people who had been in life-threatening situations and were certain that they were about to die. Their terror gave way to a feeling of deep peace, of surrender and acceptance. After that experience they never felt the fear of death that they had had before. It may be that the experience of terror was needed to get them to"face their demons" and break down the mental structures that caused them to fear death.
This may seem to be an incomplete explanation in view of the extreme suffering and death that can be seen in the world, but we have to see beyond this life. If there is reincarnation, for example, perhaps an experience of great suffering can deliver one from lifetimes of hardship.
It may even be that we brought this suffering on ourselves in some sense. The state of the world is a collective projection of human consciousness. If the original sin is our belief in, or choice of, separation from God or Wholeness, we may be projecting the guilt from that choice. The world is the dramatization of the sense of separation and guilt. It is not real in an absolute sense, but serves a purpose in temporary, relatives sense. Its purpose is to prod us to seek to restore wholeness to our awareness. It may prod us to be more open to the spiritual dimension of life.