I would like to recommend an excellent defense of God’s goodness (one of the marks of Christian traditions).
My friend T.C. Moore, in his post, A BLACK SUN HAS NOT RISEN ON JAPAN: CHALLENGING SO-CALLED “ANSWERS” FOR THE JAPANESE DISASTER, discusses nature, evil, and God giving humanity and creation freedom. He also questions whether the Calvinist commitment to divine wrath is even consistent.
The American author who wrote the post on Japan’s disasters holds a very different view of the cross: that God poured out all his wrath against sin on Jesus that we deserved. For the American author, the cross “satisfies” the wrath of God like the proverbial virgin “satisfies” the volcano. However, this is directly at odds with the implication that Japan’s earthquake is an outflow of God’s wrath against sin. That implication would suggest that Jesus’ death on the cross only partially satisfied God’s wrath. Or that God’s wrath is greater than God’s grace.
If the Japanese earthquake is a result of sin and God’s wrath, as this author implies, then Jesus may not have paid our debt in full—because we’re still paying interest.
I would encourage you all to read his post linked here.