So I was giving a bible study about this upcoming Gospel John 9:1-41. And one of the questions that was asked was…does God cause of just allow disabilities and illnesses. There were some who stated he does not cause them because he cannot cause anything evil or bad…but I was thinking that well he could cause a disability for a specific reason like redemptive suffering or to teach someone true love or another (and is a disability inherently evil??)…but did he cause the disability or just allow it to happen. One person argued that if he causes it then people would blame him for suffering but people will do that even if he just allowed it and didn’t directly cause it…And I do understand that the only reason there is disease and such is because of the fall of man…that is when our flesh became weak and death was possible for us. But are there any writings by the church or saints regarding God causing disabilities/illnesses or just allowing them…or maybe he causes some and just allows others…and help would be appreciated in finding documents that talk about this matter.