The fact of the matter is life is filled with bad people, painful experiences and suffering that seems to get worse and worse and worse. And no amount of pretending, denial or spin can change that. Which means there are lots of good reasons for you to be cynical, depressed and anxious about the future. However, there is one great reason to refuse to be sucked into a vortex of hopelessness. God. God who loves you more than you love yourself. God who manifests the fullness of that love by becoming human. God who seeks you out right in the middle of whatever is going on in your life and sticks to you like glue. God who has not, does not and will not give up on you. So when life threatens to smother you, turn to God who is already here with open arms.