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1 Sarah R = "1 Peter 1:6-7 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."
2 Sarah R = "Another thing well-meaning Christians will say is, "If you had more faith and did not doubt, God would take this away." When we look at Biblical examples, like Job, who lost everything, and Paul, who had a "thorn in his side" that God did not take away, we see that men (and women) of faith can depend entirely on God, and still experience suffering. God does not always send our suffering, but He can use it, and redeem it, to draw us closer to Him."
3 Sarah R = "I recently conversed with a woman who has been walking with God for over 70 years. She told me that it was during the times of suffering and struggles that her faith really grew. Though those times were hard to go through, she praises God for them now for how they helped her."
4 Sarah R = "In other words, happiness is found when we trust in Whom we are praying to rather than in the outcome of our prayers. When we place our full trust in God, and believe that He has everything under control, we can feel peace and joy, regardless of our circumstances."