This statement grabs me in particular. Maybe evil is an option that came to exist as a result of the creations that God made. If there is only God, there is only good. What God made was good, however, when he created it he gave a choice: be in the presence of me (good) or not (evil). The very first choice to be away for God's presence was the first act of evil.
If God had never created anything, would evil have even existed in concept?
So- before anything was created there was nothing and no one to be out of God's presence, therefore there was nothing to be able to choose evil for evil to even be an option....
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.