It's not so much a question of whether you'll have to face a trial. It's just a matter of when. It could be that even today you're discouraged as you struggle up hill, with more mountain ahead of you than behind, wondering when things will get easier.
Take heart. No matter what you're facing, you can be confident there's a powerful purpose in your pain. If you belong to God, an illness, unemployment, a fractured relationship—even the death of a loved one—happens for specific reasons, all wrapped up in God's sovereign, loving, nurturing embrace.
So why does God allow your trials? And how can you get through them—and grow through them—with peace and confidence? In Benefiting from Life's Trials, John MacArthur helps you understand why a loving God allows bad things to happen, and how you can know real joy even in your darkest days.