Hebrews 11:1 & 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 We’ve all been through it. It might have been you, but, most likely it was someone you loved or knew well. Some of us have seen it more times than we’d like to count. They get the news. It’s cancer or another life threatening illness. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not fair. Why would God allow this to happen? One time in particular, I saw a previously healthy mother go through this same thing. Even though it didn’t make sense for her to go through that battle and lose her life, the faith that she showed during her most difficult moments inspired the people around her to dedicate their own lives to Christ and do great things because of her. In the Bible, Paul was a man of great faith.  Even at his lowest moment in jail, Paul wrote an overwhelmingly encouraging letter to the early church.  At that time, Paul probably didn’t understand everything going on his life and the greater purpose God had already planned for him.  Faith is truly trusting God even when things aren’t going well.  Paul definitely lived a life of complete faith in God during his time in prison. The same is true for us.  As hard as it is, we don’t have to understand the “why” to trust God in the “what.”]]>

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