Wow that's a hard one! Of all the topics in the Bible, this one carries the most confusion and fear. This one can make even "strong" Christians doubt and cry out, "My God, My God, Why?" You may want, even hope to avoid it, but the truth is we all experience suffering and pain and we need God's help to maintain and even strengthen our faith while we go through our trials. But chin up, it all leads to love.
One day Jesus was asked to come to a house where a young girl was dying, and while on the way there she died. The girls father was immediately overtaken by the new reality and began to lose hope, but Jesus just looked him in the eye and said, "Don't be afraid, just believe." (See Mark 5: 22-43).
Do you need to hear that from Jesus today? We are all facing difficulties that confuse us and confront our deepest fears. In that uncertainty we need to hear the voice of God telling us to keep our faith and trust in Him.
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3
Joe and Jodie