i like the thread you’ve started and all the encouraging words i’ve read. I don’t always understand why we endure hardships-some of us more than others. i just have to trust and hope that God will bring us through. Alot of times when I tell people this they look at me as if I am crazy because i am telling them to trust in God whom they can’t see. It’s hard for them but that’s the best advice I can give outside of accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We’ve had so many trials and heartaches in my family that sometimes I just want to give up but somehow God gives me strength to keep making even when I have been outright disobedient God keeps extending His mercy towards me and I am so grateful that He loves me. I don’t want to have a pity party but I have seen so much death in my immediate family that it makes me wonder why and then my nephew is facing something so serious that I am so scared for my nephew that I can barely function throughout the day. But I just draw on a scripture in Lamentations(paraphrased version)It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not-they are new every morning-great is thy faithfulness. I think on this scripture alot and just remind myself that God’s compassions never fail and it is so comforting to me to know God loves me even in my darkest hour. I hope everyone has a blessed day.