Why does GOD let the poor suffer and die, while the greedy rich people live a happy life?
It’s true that it does seem like people who are not well off financially or people with greater needs go through a lot more suffering and hardship than others who are in a better financial state. Also it seems those who ‘appear’ to be better off don't appreciate it.
Know that God is in control of everything that happens; good, bad or indifferent. People who are wealthy and have a greedy attitude towards money, prosperity etc. will eventually have to come to terms with themselves. The lord’s word says, these people "have their reward in full" and inevitably they will run into problems, because material possessions are no substitute for the grace of God;
"But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition." 1 Tim. 6:9
It always seems like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. But one thing the believer in Jesus has that the unbeliever, or those that value wealth and this life more than God do not have is His grace. The comfort knowing, no matter what, God is with us in all of our trials. This is not to say that all people that have wealth are selfish or greedy. There are a lot of very caring people who honestly worked hard to get to where they are and there's nothing wrong with that. These are the ones who truly care and do in fact help the needy. God knows the truth of our hearts. No amount of money or material possessions can out value the need for God. In the book of Luke, Jesus speaks about those who are in well established positions in society. Those who appear to be caring religious types but inwardly are doing and saying things to appear to be great amongst men;
Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness Luke 11:39
Understand that what others do or have should not be our major concern. Your belief in God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will give you all that you need in life........ All of the other material wealth issues are nothing in comparison.