Having faith in the midst of suffering and trials is a difficult thing to do. Our human nature kicks in and pulls the situation apart, piece-by-piece, in an effort to understand what’s happened and make sense out of it all. This is a natural reaction and the way people try to get a grip on a disasterous situation.
Questions arise as a result of this exercise. Questions are always good, as they lift our eyes to God to ask, “Why?” Reason, coupled with faith is how we are made to operate.
But, to live in faith means that your faith must constantly be evolving and being strengthened. Each time your faith is challenged, you must regain the attitude of a child; a child who trusts his Father implicitly.
To live your faith in times of adversity means you become poor in spirit. It means when nothing makes sense, you accept that God sees and God will work these circumstances for your good.
Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life (John 6:68).