It’s a hard word to hear. Maybe even harder to absorb. But you’ve still got to come to grips with the reality that life doesn’t always work out the way you want. It’s not because you’re unfaithful, a sinner or (especially) because it’s God’s will. It’s just that bad, painful and even tragic stuff is going to happen in a world in which God has made freedom so important, because freedom is inherently risky. Which is exactly why it’s critical for you to remember that none of the bad stuff that happens is ever the final word in your life. There is always something more: God’s grace, healing, transformation and hope. So start spending a whole lot less time trying to figure out why bad stuff is happening and a whole lot more time looking for what God is doing with it!