It may be that you are facing deep waters and bitter trials in your own life.  Dear friend, know that God is walking with you, side by side.  Regardless of what you are facing, a supernatural tranquility and peace is available to you.  It is yours for the taking.  Cast yourself on God and His promise; truly trust in Him, and this peace will be yours.  The apostle Paul tells us, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

Do not forget that Jesus Himself was "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:3).  Jesus knows the kind of pain that you are going through.  He is our sympathetic high priest (Hebrews 4:15).  And He will always be there right by your side through every trial you encounter.  Trust Him.  He will help you.

Taken from:  "Why do Bad Things Happen if God is Good?." Copyright (c) 2004 by Ron Rhodes. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. Used by permission.

Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of" Find It Fast in the Bible", "Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses", and "The Complete Book of Bible Answers." He holds a Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary.