Grief has the ability to destroy not only our present joy but also our future hope. Enduring heart-wrenching loss for which there can be no explanation is the greatest challenge to faith and trust in God.
What C.S. Lewis referred to as "the problem of pain" is the common thread that links all of humanity throughout the ages. No amount of questioning "Why?" will settle the issue and restore what has been lost.
There is peace to be had--but only through relinquishment of our right to understand. Our hope is re-established by trusting in the assurance of the ever-present Helper--the Savior--who knows what it means to suffer and can therefore comfort us, even when there is no explanation.
Draw closer to God. Experience the presence of the Holy Spirit every month as you read Charisma magazine. Sign up now to get Charisma for as low as $1 per issue.
Dare to go deeper in your faith. Our "Life in the Spirit" devotional takes you on a journey to explore who the Holy Spirit is, how to interact with Him, and how He works in your life. Are you ready to go deeper?